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New York Newspaper Takes Down Names of Gun Owners

BlueDevil06 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:48 PM
I don't think they so much came to their senses as they were probably advised by their attorneys to take it down. After 2 homes of people on the list were broken into, one in which they went straight to the gun safe, but were unsuccessful in stealing anything and the second where the firearms were stolen, they probably began realizing that they could potentially be facing lawsuits.
Imiss40 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:11 PM
Those two homeowners should soon become newspaper owners.

I'm sure that there are PLENTY of lawyers who would take their cases....

Well, it’s about time! According to the Associated Press, The Journal News has taken down the names of the gun owners and their addresses. AP says:

The suburban New York newspaper that outraged gun owners by posting the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits removed the information from its website Friday.

The Journal News took down the data just three days after the state enacted a gun control law that included privacy provisions for permit holders.

The provisions were a reaction to interactive maps the newspaper published on that pinpointed thousands of permit...