Most of you might remember a certain New York newspaper that made national headlines for publishing the names and addresses of gun-permit owners.
Gun owners were outraged and those who had information published felt threatened. Inevitably one owner’s house was broken into by burglars and though his guns were thankfully locked in a gun safe, the safe and house were damaged during the incident.
It’s been a long time coming, but finally, according to the Rockland Times, editor Caryn McBride has been fired along with 17 other journalists working at Journal News.
Journal News came under heavy criticism after their 2012 decision to publish the names and addresses of all gun owners, but no repercussions ever occurred. Now the Times reports that McBride had called the Clarkstown Police Department to notify them of complaints and angry phone calls after the newspaper published the map.
- New York Paper Publishes List Telling Criminals Easiest Homes to Rob
- Bang! Editor fired after publishing gun-owner map (mobile.wnd.com)
- Backfire: Editor of NY paper that published map of gun owners gets canned (michellemalkin.com)