NY Editor: Journalists Shouldn’t be Threatened Over Gun Data Publication

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Local newspapers look for stories that will bring them national attention, but The Journal News north of New York City may have got more than it bargained for when it published the names and addresses of 33,614 handgun permit holders in two suburban counties, Westchester and Rockland, and put maps of their locations online, the New York Times ports. The maps got more than one million web views. The article left gun owners feeling vulnerable to harassment or break-ins and also drew national outrage.

Calls and e-mails grew so threatening . . .

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