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Calling crusading journalists on their bullshit

With the gun control debate in full flight in the?US some journalists and publishers have been very vocal in their support of gun control. One paper even went so far as to publish all the names and addresses of legal gun owners online…?apparently?in the interests of?transparency.

Watch what happens though when they are asked to put their online and printed words into action. Watch at around the 5 minute mark when the publisher of the Journal News who published the names of gun owners hides behind armed security guards. The hypocrisy is astonishing.? Read more »

Hypocrite anti-gun newspaper employees get mapped

When the New York Journal News came up with their big idea of mapping all the gun permit holders in their area. They released all?the names and home addresses of every pistol permit-holder in New York?s Westchester and Rockland counties.

I’ll bet that they didn’t realise, in their wildest dreams, they would get some push back.

We have already read how they have turned themselves in bigger hypocrites than the green taliban by hiring gun-toting security guards to protect their employees.

But now they have had all their staff crowd-source mapped too.

Undeterred by the fact that the handgun data was, by?state law, a matter of the public record, aggrieved gun owners retaliated. A crowdsourced?map?of the home addresses of?Journal News?employees ? including their home and work phone numbers when found ? went up. The site also listed the names and addresses of the paper?s local and national advertisers, suggesting?Journal News?readers write letters threatening to boycott their goods and services unless the?Journal News?took its map down. The New York State & Pistol Association urged a?boycott?of all Gannett enterprises, asserting that the map had ?put in harm?s way tens of thousands of lawful license holders.?

This is a classic case of the law of unintended consequences. But the News Journal staff can hardly complain…they let this particular genie out o the bottle..when they took their high and mighty attitude against?the?rights of people to protect themselves legally with properly?permitted?hand-guns.

View the map of Journal News staff and the explanation from the site that released it after the break.

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Hypocrite anti-gun newspaper hires armed guards to protect themselves

The New York Journal News is a local?newspaper that recently published the names and addresses of every?local resident with a gun permit.

Not surprisingly they’ve suffered a?backlash and have had threats made against them… so the newspaper?that is against gun ownership has hired armed security guards for?protection.

A suburban?New York?newspaper that ignited a furor by publishing the identities of thousands of residents who hold gun licenses has hired armed security to guard its staff after receiving an intimidating e-mail, a?police report?said.

Among a “large amount of negative correspondence” that White Plains, New York-based?Journal News?has received since publishing permit holders’ names was one e-mail in which the sender “wondered what would get in her mail next,” according to a Clarkstown, New York, police report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

The editor,?Caryn McBride, told police the newspaper hired a private security company whose “employees are armed and will be on site during business hours,” the report said. The guards are protecting the newspaper’s staff and Rockland County offices in?West Nyack, New York.

Police told McBride the e-mail did not contain an explicit threat that could compel authorities to take action against the sender. The menacing e-mail was reported to police on December 28.

Calls to the newspaper and the security firm, RGA Investigations, were not immediately returned.

What a bunch of hypocrites…they were against gun ownership and now they hide behind them.

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