Dan passed on a link to this story about the Journal News hiring armed guards after releasing the names and home addresses of carry permit holders in two counties in New York. It looks like the guards are just a part of the publicity stunt.
But an editor at the West Nyack office told the local police that the newspaper had received “a large amount of negative correspondence” related to the publication of the map, according to a police report highlighted by The Rockland County Times on Tuesday. The police report said that e-mails received did not contain threats and that armed guards from a private security firm had not reported any problems at the office.
This would be funny if it didn’t put some people at risk for being burglarized. Not only is that bad that some people might lose some belongings they worked hard to acquire but it could also result in guns getting into the hands of people we want to keep them out of. People just don’t think this stuff through.