NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suburban New York newspaper that sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-toting locals.
Further names and addresses will be added as they become available to a map originally published on December 24 in the White Plains, New York-based Journal News, the newspaper said.
The original map listed thousands of pistol permit holders in suburban Westchester and Rockland counties just north of New York City.
Along with an article entitled "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood," the map was compiled in response to the December 14 shooting deaths of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, editors of the Gannett Corp.-owned newspaper said.
The next batch of names will be permit holders in suburban Putnam County, New York, where the county clerk told the newspaper it is still compiling information.MORE
I cannot wait for the first shooting of a burglar that's coming for guns that he found because of these idiot's irresponsible 'journalism'. If I was the shooter, I'd sue the paper and indiviually every single person involved in the publication and distribution of that information for the mental duress I suffered for taking a human life because of them. I mean it.
I'm sure the newspaper is insured, but what about the layout people, printers, proofreaders, delivery people, vendors and little Johnny the paperboy?
Hit 'em where it hurts - the pocketbook.