A New York paper published the names and address of individuals licensed to carry a concealed weapon in several New York counties. By elimination, it also indicates who is unarmed. The link to “For What its Worth” includes the names, addresses, phone numbers and some pictures of the editor, reporter and staff at the paper. Sweet.
You could let them know what you think. Don’t worry about time zones because the news never sleeps.
I assume that some enterprising lawyer is now watching the crime reports in these new York counties. The lawyer notices when a gun-free home is robbed, or if an armed home is robbed when the owners are not present and the firearm is stolen. Why, this could be a new line of litigation. The paper may have the right to publish this information. They may not have the financial resources to survive the results.
White Plains newspaper The Journal- News, a Gannett publication, has published the full name and address of every licensed pistol permit holder in three New York counties. I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask:
(UPDATE: Uh oh – InstaPundit’s linked here. Hundreds of thousands of readers; Janet, you have a great Christmas Eve)
Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10534.
Here’s a photo showing her Mamaroneck house – interior shots are on Zillow:
UPDATE: From reader RJS: Gannett’s CEO-
Gracia C Martore
728 Springvale Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066
The reporter on the story is
Dwight R Worley
23006 139 Ave
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (718) 527-0832
UPDATE: Intrepid readers have come up with all sorts of contacts for these people:
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