Newspaper Hires Armed Guards After Publishing Gun Owner Addresses

Katie Pavlich

1/2/2013 1:20:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

Remember the Journal News? They're the newspaper that gathered and published the addresses of gun owners last week and the same publication planning to publish even more despite national outrage the first time around. While they continue to treat law abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment right like convicted sex offenders, the newspaper has hired armed security after addresses of editors and executives were published online in the same fashion.

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.