US paper's gun permit database enrages

Last updated 14:03 27/12/2012

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The publication of the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in two suburban New York counties has sparked outrage that is spreading across the internet.

The Journal News is a Gannett Company newspaper covering Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties north of New York City and operating the website lohud.com.

It posted a story December 23 detailing a public-records request it filed to obtain the information.

The story was accompanied online by maps of the results for Westchester and Rockland counties. A reader clicking on the maps can see the name and address of each pistol or revolver permit holder.

Most comments on lohud.com and other sites have criticised the publication, and many suggest it puts permit holders in danger.

The paper stands by the project.

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