“Licensed and Listed” Gun Owners! – Inmates Taunting Guards “I Know Where You Live”

January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gun Control44Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper  published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information  to intimidate guards.

Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked  by other county officials, said the Journal News’ decision to post an online map  of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement  officers in danger.

“They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they  live. That’s not acceptable to me,” Falco said, according to Newsday.

Robert Riley, an officer with the White Plains Police Department and  president of its Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, agreed.

“You have guys who work in New York City who live up here. Now their names  and addresses are out there, too,” he said adding that there are 8,000 active  and retired NYPD officers currently living in Rockland County.

Local lawmakers also say that they intend to introduce legislation that  prevents information about legal gun owners from being released to the  public.

The newspaper published the online map last month alongside an article  titled, “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your  neighborhood.” The map included the names and addresses of pistol permit holders  in Westchester and Rockland counties obtained through a Freedom of Information  Act request.

While the paper ostensibly sought to make a point about gun proliferation in  the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the effort may have  backfired. A blogger reacted with a map showing where key editorial staffers  live, and some outraged groups have called for a boycott of parent company  Gannett’s national advertisers. Ironically, the newspaper has now stationed  armed guards outside at least one of its offices.

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