Journal News Once Again Gathering Pistol Permit Data from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties

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Journal News Once Again Gathering Pistol Permit Data from Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties

June 28, 2013 - 22:13

Looks like we picked the wrong week to give up publishing our map of Journal News employees (OK, we never really stopped publishing it!)

Our pal, Dylan Skriloff of the Rockland County Times, broke some important news this week:

Journal News at it Again: Newspaper FOILS New Gun Permit Data

The Rockland County Times has confirmed that the Journal News daily newspaper has requested from Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties a complete list of gun owners who did not file “opt out” papers exempting themselves from pistol permit public records.

Dylan adds a thought-provoking coda to the article:

It is worth noting, if the Journal News compared the list of names of gun owners who did not opt out with last year’s complete files, they could deduce the gun owners who opted out to a high degree of accuracy, thus rendering the law impotent.

Get ready for Round II of the Gun Map Wars!

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Pardon the pun, but I have taken my final shot in the "Gun Map Wars" by canceling my thirty five year subscription to the Journal News. Month after month they call to try and get me back. I keep reminding them I am on the national do not call list (ineffective program) and that I gave up my subscription because of the ideology they are pushing. They still call. After thirty five years I found that I don't miss reading their paper. Well, maybe I miss reading Phil Reisman's column but that is the extent of the effects of Journal News withdrawal. Maybe others should try it. Your paper recycling will weigh a lot less.


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