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NY Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners' Names and Addresses

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12/25/2012 03:15 AM
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NY Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners' Names and Addresses
And raises a firestorm of anger (the responses in this article are absolutely mint)


A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area.

Hundreds of residents in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun.

The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the website, many of them voicing outrage at the paper's decision to make the information public.

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[link to news.yahoo.com]