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Gun-Outing Newspaper Removes Names, Addresses from Map

Posted on: January 19th, 2013

The New York newspaper that made itself infamous for publishing an interactive, Internet-based map revealing the names and addresses of thousands of New York’s law abiding gun owners has now disabled the feature that allows readers to see those names and addresses.

The Westchester-area Journal News caused outrage among New York’s legal gun owners with its anti-gun stunt as the story surged across the country. Citing public safety issues, as late as last Tuesday a group of 50 current and former law enforcement officials gathered to demand that the newspaper remove the names from public view.

As soon as the map became an issue, legislators began efforts to change the state’s laws to make it illegal to out gun owner’s names. Even though such a law has yet to be put in place, the Journal News has decided to remove the names and addresses on its own citing the “spirit” of the laws under consideration, as well as a provision in the state’s latest anti-gun law that passed earlier this week.

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  • TPS12

    Their just tired of paying for armed guards.

  • Rattlerjake

    Too little, Too late! All legal gun owners and those non-gun owners who’s safety was compromised by these jerks need to continue to boycott the newspaper and any business that advertises in it. Let’s make this liberal media outlet be the first example of what happens when you post personal information and lies of law abiding citizens.

  • ATLDave

    Thats BS – they are just afraid of getting sued. Just some more ill conceived and short sighted crap from the left. The animals have all left the barn so why close the barn doors. I hope this nespaper gets sued, goes out of business and fades into the deepest dsy bin of history. By the way I don’t say this becasue of gun laws. Its just plain wrong to knowingly put citizens into harm’s way

  • foxxybey

    This paper should be sued, like yelling fire in a movie house, they put everyone in danger and need to pay a price for being so stupid. This paper needs to get it’s collective heads out of where the sun don’t shine.

    • r

      Everyone’s name that was posted is STILL in jeapody. Do you think they pulled every newspaper back from the public with the names of people owning guns? This indiscretion has some really serious repercussions. A smart lawyer will try and link this action to any deaths by guns, gun robberies, etc. Hope you don’t own stocks in this pile of crap…

  • gypsy314

    Media like this paper must go they will do anything even lie for the liberal cause. There was a time media could be trusted to report to the people the truth no matter what. So whats up with the main street liberal media cover ups reporting half truths or not at all. Americans will have to pass judgement one day soon and the media that is covering up and lying to the American people must pay for there deeds.

  • http://twitter.com/DustyFae StarDust Dolittle

    Whatever, l am sure the thugs already copy this map.

 
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