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Anti-gun newspaper that published permit holders' names and addresses, now hires armed guards

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2009
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    San Diego, CA
    This is a newspaper that has long campaigned against the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

    Now they feel threatened themselves, although there have been no threats in all the massive mail they have received after publishing the names and addresses of gun permit holders.

    Their solution? Get some guns!

    (Restrictions for thee but not for me!)


    The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous | The Rockland County Times

    The Journal News is Armed and Dangerous

    Posted January 1st, 2013


    Armed guards from RGA Investigations have taken up post at the Journal News’ Rockland County headquarters


    Journal News' Rockland headquarters in West Nyack, Town of Clarkstown

    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.

    Private investigator Richard Ayoob is the administrator of RGA. He told the Clarkstown Police on Friday, December 28 that there had been no problems on site at the Journal News headquarters despite the massive influx of phone calls and emails.

    McBride had filed at least two reports with the Clarkstown Police Department due to perceived threats. However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening. Incident-Report 2012-00033099 describes McBride telling police she was worried because an email writer wondered “what McBride would get in her mail now.”

    Police said the email “did not constitute an offense” and did not contain an actual threat.

    The Journal News caused an international stir when they released an interactive map of pistol permit holders names and addresses in Rockland and Westchester counties last Sunday, December 23. The editors have said they believe knowing where guns are is in the public’s interest. The newspaper has also taken a strident editorial position in favor of strict gun control.

    Rather than take the map down following the public uproar, the executive board at the Journal News has decided to “stick to their guns” and double-down on their original decision, as they have said a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County will soon to be posted.

    [update---Putnam County officials have since announced their intention to not comply with the Journal News' request for the names and addresses of pistol permit holders]
  2. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2007
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    Way Down South
    Now why should Schools do the same? Teachers carry guns to class too.
  3. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 24, 2009
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    Wandering around
    Instant karma
  4. Cruella

    Cruella Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2012
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    What goes around, comes around. A blogger posted the names and addressess of the people working at that paper.....:) they didn't like it too much.

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