Newspaper That Published Names Of Gun Owners Hires Armed Security
This has been all over the blogosphere since yesterday but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write about it on the off chance that anyone hasn’t heard. Last week, in a blatant attempt to single out and intimidate gun owners, a New York newspaper called The Journal News published an interactive map with the names and addresses of licensed gun owners in their area.
The backlash was so severe, that they have now hired armed security…
The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous
Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.
A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.
Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.
Isn’t it ironic when sanctimonious fops who look down their noses at gun owners realize they need the protection of men with guns?