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New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

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A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits.   The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.”  The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request.   The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to the school massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn. , and the concerns of some residents about which of their neighbors might have firearms.   But readers swiftly condemned the move.

New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

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A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. 

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New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

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~ by vandal3di3go on December 27, 2012.