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 ?
(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.
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)