For all the fuss over the publication of names of gun permit owners in two suburban NYC counties, the gossip website Gawker claims it has made names available for the past two years and no one cared.
The difference is the Journal News made its list more user friendly with an interactive map of Westchester and Rockland counties and its list came out in conjunction with a debate over gun control in the wake of Sandy Hook.
While I don't want to know who or where permit holders are, it would be interesting to know how many permits there are in each county. There are said to be 1.2 million permit owners in New York State.
Gawker publishes N.Y.C. gun-permit holders