Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – New York Newspaper Publishes Name And Address Of Every Handgun Owner In Westchester And Rockland Counties…

Via WZ who writes:  Blatant intimidation. Below is a screenshot of their map, if you hover over each red dot it displays the name and address of the person licensed to own a handgun.  Perhaps someone should publish the names and addresses of all the homes who do not have active home security systems ?

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(Gannett Owned Journal News)   The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.

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Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.

To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.  (read more)

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51 Responses to Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – New York Newspaper Publishes Name And Address Of Every Handgun Owner In Westchester And Rockland Counties…

  1. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    While the ostensible purpose of this article is to ostracize gun owners and subject them to public redicule, it will inevitably expose them to false criminal complaints involving the weapons identified as well as possible burglaries and assaults. My prayers go with the gun owners that have been victimized by this publicity stunt and may they win any gun fights that result from being intentionally targeted in this manner.

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    • myopiafree says:

      This is typical of these “liberals”. They are hypocrites!! This is what Germany went through – and it was great – until Hitler came to power. Then, with registration lists, he confiscated all firearms OWNED BY LIBERALS. Further, the Jews and Communists (who supported REGISTRATION, and had NO FIRE ARMS, had no means of defense from the NAZI THUGS who were beating down their doors, and beating and killing people. But this is typical of the “Liberal” mentality – UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE TO RESIST. Mark my words – history is going to repeat itself.

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    • elvischupacabra says:

      Not to worry… this just tells the thieves and punks who NOT to rob. These idiots at the fishwrap have effectively said, “Except for these folks, the rest are unarmed.”

      Bloggers and other should start doing Internet news and records searches on the publisher and staff and start publishing their public information. Having once been a member of the Fourth Estate, I’m sure more than a few have skeletons, like DUI, expulsions, bankruptcies, DV arrests, etc.

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Oh I can see the tort lawyers just queuing up for this one – in the home of creative gun civil litigation, no less. I can see unscrupulous (as if they come in any other flavor) tort lawyers just salivating at the opportunities they will have when a handgun gets stolen and used in a crime . Suits against the gun’s owner for knowing his address was now public knowledge and not doing due diligence to secure the weapon, a twist on the ‘attractive nuisance’ suit. Suit against the newspaper for publishing the data and putting the owner’s and the public in danger by giving criminals easy access to guns’ locations. The suits will get even more creative until, well, everyone on the list gets rid of his/her gun and the lawyers have to find some other way to squeeze blood out of a turnip.They were handed a blessing here, just in time to pay off those pesky Christmas bills.

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    • howie says:

      I was wondering if a renter is included? If so then the property owner did not have a permit. Could the owner have a cause of action? Also if the renter left and then the property owner wanted to sell would there be damages? The USA is losing its collective mind. How deep are Gannett’s pockets?

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      • czarowniczy says:

        Civil actions frequently have little to do with law and more to do with which lawyer puts on the best show. Jury selection is also important – I worked the civil court a lot and it still scares the hell out of me to realize that 12 people who didn’t graduate from high school can sit on a jury deciding a person’s/business’s fate when the case balances on technical issues. It all depends upon how good the lawyer working for a cut of the settlement is vice how good the lawyer working to defend the target for a flat fee is. Want a good scare? Go and sit in a civil trial for a few days – you’ll be afraid to come out of your house for days.

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  3. Voice from the wilderness says:

    I doubt the owners and mangement of the newspaper would mind, and would likely appreciate it, if their names, addresses, phone numbers were posted on a map, with links to get driving directions were posted on the internet and facebook. They might also appreciate and consider it of public interest to post thier financial status, such as net worth and license plate numbers and make of vehicles they drive, making it easier for people to wave and cheer as they pass by.

    After all it is in the publics interest and no good turn should go unrewarded.

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  4. LouDaJew says:

    yes, very irresponsible. this isn’t free speech. this is letting the thieves know where to go if they want to rob to obtain a firearm.

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  5. ottawa925 says:

    SD, did you see my post about the 2 firefighters shot? In any event, you know, it did cross my mind, can’t believe it could be true, but in the wake of Sandy Hook, and now this thread that SD put up, in connection with the 2 firefighters shot and killed, is it possible that in order to further the progs agenda on the 2nd Amendment, that they are having ppl go out and shoot ppl (like these firefighters) to keep ratcheting it up? I know it’s terrible of me to think that, but … I just don’t know anymore. I don’t put anything past this administration. I won’t ever let go of the idea that 3 gay men tied to Obama’s Trinity Church were murdered prior to his bid for President. I DO NOT PUT ANYTHING PAST The Annointed One. Murder in Chicago streets ratcheted up … so ppl can read about everyday suggesting … hey, we gotta get rid of guns.

    My suggestion is NOT that someone in administration does it directly, they just pick up the phone, and call someone. Nobody would ever know. I’m very suspecious of this firefighter shooting.

    Was the fire set? to draw the intended targets (firefighters) to the fire? Shooting of firefighters makes news. I’m gettin jumpy.

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  6. LouDaJew says:

    I’d especially be pissed if I were 1 of the 3 firearms owners in the Bronx. now, they are officially targets for thieves.

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  7. lovemygirl says:

    I was shocked when I saw this. It even has my nephew’s home with a red dot.

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  8. czarowniczy says:

    Note how the density of gun owners increases the closer one gets to New York City. One wonders how dense the ownership map would be were there no Sullivan Law and New Yorkers were allowed to own handguns outright. Looks like a solid wall of worried gun owners in CT flanking NY – paranoia or local knowledge of what lies beyond?

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    • Paige Cohen says:

      Areas that have guns are communities with many Italians. Also, Mount Vernon, Ossining, New Rochelle, Port Chester have many blacks, latinos. The communities close to black areas have guns as well. Rich Jewish Scarsdale has many guns. The newspaper Gannett is on facebook – blogs, people etc are publishing the home address of the publisher http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/sauce-for-the-goose/ People are angry, very angry. They are waiting for the lawyers to march in. Many families in my community will have plenty to say about this today during their Christmas meals.

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  9. Josh says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot indeed! Hope there is a lawsuit here…

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  10. Chip Bennett says:

    How do you spell “Class-Action Doxing Lawsuit”?

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  11. Tim Field says:

    I’d start building tribes if I knew who owned firearms in my neighborhood …

    Return the favor, publish the names and addresses of all the employees of the newspaper.

    Merry Christmas,

    Tim

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  12. marie says:

    The elites position on guns is directly related to where they live–Manhattan, DC, and surrounding areas. People like Bloomberg want to see to it that NYC becomes increasingly elite, increasingly NOT full of “people who carry guns.” Thus, their push to control guns is really their way to push out those of us who would own guns.

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    • howie says:

      If I recall this similar thing was going on in Germany in the 30′s. Except it was people of a certain religion. No difference here at all.

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      • myopiafree says:

        Hi Howie – You raise an excellent point – that I think about. If the Jews had the “Right to have firearms to protect themselves” – then when the NAZIs broke in, to steal – there would have been a LOT OF DEAD NAZI THUGS. When the “Free Press” was attacked and BURNED, if these “Press” people has firearms – there would have been MORE DEAD NAZIS. You want “Freedom of Press” – the guess how it is taken away. This is what the “Liberal Press” refuses to understand – UNTIL IT IS WAY TO LATE.

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  13. Two can play this game you know. :)

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  14. cajunkelly says:

    If I was on this list/map, I’d be dialing and redialing my attorney until he answered.
    I predict a class action bonanza for the lawyers in that area.

    Yes, there is freedom of the press, but I’ll repeat:

    Just because you have the *right* to do something, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the *right* thing to do.

    gannett is a huge nest of filthy progs.

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    • LetJusticePrevail says:

      This sort of thing would have been highly illegal in FL. Even the issuing agency there (Dept of Agriculture) cannot acknowledge if you a do or do not have a CCW. I hope there are similar regulations in place throughout the country. I also hope the people responsible for that irresponsible piece are held financially and legally responsible for the danger in which they have placed honest citizens.

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  15. Most permits and licenses issued by State and Federal agencies are Public Information, but weapons permits should be held to the same confidentiality as Driver’s Licenses. Once a bell has rung, it cannot be un-rung, but this map smacks of the lists of prostitutes’ Johns.

    This is yet another damn good reason to move out of New York state. :evil:

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    • LetJusticePrevail says:

      This is from the FL Dept of Agriculture website, regarding confidentiality of information of Concealed Weapon Permit holders:

      ————————————————————————————————————
      Concealed Weapons Public Records Request

      On July 1, 2006, a new law went into effect that makes personal identifying information pertaining to a Concealed Weapon or Firearm license confidential and exempt from Section 119.07(1), Florida Statutes and Section 24(a), Article 1 of the State Constitution.

      Exceptions to this exemption are:

      With the express written consent of the applicant or licensee or his/her legally authorized representative.

      By court order upon a showing of good cause.

      Upon request by a law enforcement agency in connection with the performance of lawful duties.

      ————————————————————————————————————–

      These restrictions are necessary to protect your 2nd amendment rights. If your state does not have similar provisions for confidentiality in place, I strongly suggest that you contact your representatives to you state legislatures.

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  16. Paige Cohen says:

    No kidding folks. My 87 year old Mother is on that map – address, name and all. It was my dead Father’s 357 Magnum she can’t get rid of. Hasn’t been shot since 1984. No ammo in the house. I am fucking enraged!!!!! We are calling an attorney. OMG — she can get killed for that gun.

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  17. sundance says:

    Let me just point something out. There is a specific purpose for this news outlet doing this. One they cannot hide from behind “public information”. If they claim they just wanted to share the optic of how many gun permitted persons are in the geography, they did not have to make their map “interactive” to include names, addresses etc. They could just have presented “dots”.

    Why make the map interactive to reflect specifics of names and addresses?

    As an example of this technological use. This is the same method of publicizing the interactive views of sexual predators on the public sex predator registery. Only in that example the anonymity is lost because of a law being broken and their unlawful activity creating a special circumstance where their right to privacy is lost.

    In this example the person(s) clearly identified are being exposed because of their specific decision to “obey” the law in order to assert their constitutional right. This “Gannett” News Outlet has exposed themselves to litigation because of their inherent “agenda”. They cannot hide from it.

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    • howie says:

      This can not be allowed to stand. This is not the reason the 1st Amendment was included in the bill of rights. It is a perversion.

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    • LetJusticePrevail says:

      This information should have been confidential to begin with. Florida law was amended in 2006 to provide for confidentiality in regards to concealed weapon permits. Similar legislation should be proposed to every state legislature that has not already extended confidentiality to cover the personal information of gun owners and permit holders. Are Change.org petitions an appropriate venue?

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  18. NiceRN says:

    So basically perps can use this map to make sure they target only the homes of unarmed citizens. I can see a lawsuit either way. Now the criminals know who’s armed and who’s not.

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  19. akathesob says:

    I have to say it does not look good. This Nation has seen far better days, however this seems no longer to be.

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  20. John McLachlan says:

    If a burglar was arrested and confessed to police that he had been attempting to steal a gun, which he believed may be in the house, due this interactive map, would the homeowner be able to bring criminal charges, rather than civil charges of incitement against the author of the newspaper article?

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  21. lovemygirl says:

    I think the “paper” forgot Westchester and Rockland Counties are among the wealthiest in the nation. They just pissed off 1,000s of lawyers and people with Mucho resources.

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