Now that the anti-gun media has driven things to a frenzy, old tactics are coming back. A local New York newspaper, The Journal, (which covers Rockland and Westchester counties) published an interactive map of permit holders. From Fox News:
The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to the school massacre in nearby Newtown, Conn., and the concerns of some residents about which of their neighbors might have firearms.
According to the Fox article, there has been some backlash against the paper. There ought to be a lot of backlash. As one quoted commenter put it, these lists are of law abiding citizens, not of convicted child molesters.
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