1 Jan

Guns For Me….Not For Thee

Dylan Byers @ Politico:

‘Journal News’ hires armed security guards

The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper’s publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits.

RGA Investigations, a private security company, “is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article,” according to a police report first obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards “are armed and will be on site during business hours through at least January 2, 2013.”

Last month, in the wake of last month’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Gannett-owned Journal News published interactive maps showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties. Conservatives and gun rights advocates publicly protested the paper’s move; on Monday, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association called for a nationwide boycott of the paper’s advertisers, calling it a “wanton act” that “has put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license holders.”

The Journal News continues to host the map on its website and has said that it will soon add a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County.

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Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

2 Responses to Guns For Me….Not For Thee

  1. Hard Right says: 1

    Is anyone surprised?

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  2. they are the ones who should be arrested for harming the law abiding citizens,
    they are vicious people in their quest to get the most attention on their paper rotten to the core, they want trouble here it come and later than JANUARY WHEN THE ARM GUARDS WILL LEAVE, DO THEY THINK THEY WILL BE OF THE HOOK, THINK AGAIN ,
    THEY HAVE DONE A BIG HURT TO THE PEOPLE, AND THEY NOW ON WILL GET THE SAME FEELING OF THREATS THEY GAVE TO MANY PEOPLE, THEY MUST GET TO FEEL THE WHOLE CONSEQUENCES ON WHAT THEY HAVE DONE SO TO EDUCATE THEM MORONS TOO STUPID TO NOT SEE THEIR OWN SPIT GOING , WELL HERE A BOOMERANG SPIT COMING RIGHT BACK TO YOU NEW YORK NEWS PAPER,
    YOU’RE FIRED

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