New York: Newspaper Publishes List of Firearm Permit Holders
The Westchester County Journal News recently published online the names and addresses of New York gun permit holders in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties using an interactive map. "Red dots" show where licensed pistol or revolver owners live and "blue dots" mark the residence of those who have purchased a firearm or updated the information on a permit in the past five years. This dangerous release of personal data provides valuable information to criminals intent on stealing legal firearms. This is a clear case of harassment and a thinly veiled attempt to dissuade gun owners from seeking gun permits.