US paper's gun permit database enrages

Last updated 14:03 27/12/2012

Relevant offers

World

Islamic State gains spark Syrian exodus Samoa defends locking up 3-year-old Protesters swarm Hong Kong leader's office NZer planned Syria trip, Melbourne court hears US girl missing for 12 years found in Mexico The awesome power of Bardarbunga volcano Catching a massive red-bellied black snake Critics slam Putin internet promises Terrorists win under new Aussie spy laws London turns red phone boxes green

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.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content