Anti-Gun Newspaper’s Gun Map Leads to Stalking of Domestic Violence Victims

And unlike the Journal News’ editor’s despicable editor, Caryn A. McBride, they can’t just hire armed guards to protect themselves.

Putnam County officials on Thursday said they will not release the names and addresses of pistol permit holders.

The officials – County Executive MaryEllen Odell, County Clerk Dennis J. Sant, State Sen. Greg Ball and Assemblyman Steve Katz – said that releasing the names would endanger thousands of law-abiding permit holders and needlessly put at risk domestic violence victims, current and retired police officers and other citizens.

The four officials vowed a unified, “shoulder-to-shoulder” defense of the county against the request by the Journal News, a White Plains newspaper owned by Gannett. It has limited circulation in Putnam County and has already published the names and addresses on an interactive map of permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.

“We intend to take this process to the very end,” said Odell. “Wherever that process leads us.” She said to Putnam residents: “I will not retreat from protecting you, nor will I surrender.”

Sant recounted one phone call he received from a woman who had been stalked for years, had finally found a safe location, and now, two days after the newspaper’s publication of the other names, is receiving hangup phone calls believed to be from the stalker. Said Sant: “She lives in fear for herself and her three daughters.”

But none of this matters of course, not when there’s an anti-2nd Amendment Liberal Jihad to be waged and domestic violence victims are just collateral damage in the war for social control.

  • UCSPanther

    We all knew something like this would happen when Journal News perpetrated this outrage. I hope they suffer criminal and civil charges for their violation of privacy, and get held responsible if anyone gets victimized because of their leaking of personal info.

    • Mary Sue

      of course it would! It was only a matter of time. After all, the chances that someone with a registered LEGAL gun has one BECAUSE they are being stalked, are pretty high. Irresponsible to the extreme and the woman should sue the damn paper and make them pay for her relocation costs.

  • Thomas Wells

    Publish and be damned.

  • tagalog

    Spouse abusers and other perpetrators of domestic violence are often unable to restrain themselves from attacking their victims. It happens a lot, particulary with the stalkers. Now that the lady with the stalker telephoning her has made her plight public, the Journal News has opened itself up to an actionable claim for enabling the stalker to do whatever it is he's going to do.

    Comparing this threat to the threat of gun use by tens of thousands of law-abiding gun owners (like, apparently, the lady being stalked who seems to have armed herself for defensive purposes), with an occasional nut case losing it, will be interesting debate, if the gun-control nuts will engage in one.

    I wonder if they'll follow through with their FOIA lawsuit, or if they'll fade away like the pusillanimous chicken cowards they are.

  • Ar'nun

    Some one should dig up Journal News’ editor’s despicable editor, Caryn A. McBride's abortion records and show the world how many babies she has murdered. I'm guessing at least 2.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    SIMPLE SOLUTION:

    ~ Publish Names, Home Addresses, & phone numbers of LEFTist Media & their family!

    A (get real First Amendment) – FREE SPEECH RESPONSE.

    • JacksonPearson

      A blogger did post an interactive map of the Journal News publisher and staff names, addresses, and phone numbers. The paper in turn got ca-ca pants, and hired armed guards at the rags' news site. IMO, it was a massive blunder that back fired on them.

      • κατεργάζομαι

        JacksonPearson – I heard that and cheered.

        One of my favorite lines from Kindergarten Cop,
        Phoebe:" You're not so tough without your car, are you?"

        The FREE Press is not so tough when others are FREE to play on a level playing field.

        • JacksonPearson

          The Journal News have been turned down en mass for the stunt they' pulled. The idiots neatly showed the crooks where, and who's not protecting themselves.

  • Tan

    I've never seen anything like this before. Next thing you know, the Left will probably label any gun owner they find as a suspected "right-wing Christian" or a suspected "terrorist." I hope that this situation doesn't happen on a national scale in the US. Imagine the Left doing this to so-called "Islamophobes" when it comes to criticism of Islam. Even that is a possibility. It's happened to some people already. What can we learn from the Left regarding privacy? Simple: the Left only cares about privacy when it benefits them only, but they don't care about privacy when it comes to conservatives. The Left's political war against conservatives has just gotten more serious. The Left is becoming more and more dangerous to American society as time goes by. Surely, Obama is not going to do anything about this issue because then he would be appeasing pro-second amendment people, so he has to ignore this anti-privacy assault on gun-owners and conservatives. Could you also imagine the Left releasing information on those that disagree with gay-marriage? People in schools, workplaces, etc, would be bullied as so-called "Homophobes" for disagreeing with gay-marriage. Same thing with those that believe in secure borders. If the Left releases info on those that believe in secure borders, those people will be abled as racists, but on a national scale. This should be a sign for everyone that the Left is on its way to becoming a dictatorship/tyranny power. Now the American people need to make this known now.

  • Viet Vet

    Almost everything the left does is counterproductive, because they do not operate on logic, common sense and good science, they operate on emotion, hysteria and junk science. They are emotional basket cases.

    • Mary Sue

      ain't that the truth.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    ~PUBLISH OUR NAMES!

    I TRUST my smallest calibre hand gun over Dingle-Barry OBAMA & Eric Hold Himself!
    ……..I digress…

  • κατεργάζομαι

    Re: "Anti-Gun Newspaper’s Gun Map Leads to Stalking of Domestic Violence Victims"

    That is well and good but it falls prey to the LEFT's Dialectic.

    It also ignores the BASIC Bill of Rights / U.S. Constitution.

    America's “right to bear arms” is not dick-tatered by Armand Hammer .
    (datz an Arm & Hammer-joke to U Dumb-F Obama voters)

  • http://www.eganmedical.com/ eganmedical

    This problem has been rampant for at least a decade in New Orleans: that of women being raped due to anti-gun policies by Tulane and Loyola Universities.

    Gun Ban News: Tulane Students Cite "Widespread Rape" in Calls for Security : http://lamesubdomain.blogspot.com/2013/01/gun-ban

  • http://www.eganmedical.com/ www.EganMedical.com

    Pretty sure I commented on this story a while back… Where did the comments go?