Paper Criticized for Publishing Home Addresses of Gun Owners
The Journal News, a Westchester County, NY paper, has stirred a lot of outrage over its publication this week of a map with the names and home addresses of those with permits for handguns. The story's headline was "Where are the Guns in Your Neighborhood?" Here is the interactive map.
Since that's where I grew up, I went right to my old neighborhood and clicked on all the dots. While it brought a sense of nostalgia, it also felt like a complete privacy intrusion.
Are gun owners now going to be stigmatized like sex offenders?
The Journal News defends its publication decision here. [More...]
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