The newspaper that published the names and addresses of gun permit owners in the lower Hudson Valley has beat a hasty retreat and removed the interactive map from its website.
The Journal News says it did so to reflect the spirit of a newly passed gun law that grants privacy rights to permit holders. In fact the language on privacy was included because of the flap in Westchester.
Ironically the paper hired armed guards due to the furor over the publication which publishers said was in the public interest...but is no longer in the public interest.
Ironically, no other papers have sought to publicize such things. While I don't think individual addresses serves any purpose, it would be interesting to know how many permits there are by community.
Journal News takes down gun maps