Anti-Gun Journal-News Hires Armed Security Guards (UPDATED)

The Journal-News suddenly has an appreciation for the Second Amendment.

From the Rockland County Times.

Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester. Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.
Private investigator Richard Ayoob is the administrator of RGA. He told the Clarkstown Police on Friday, December 28 that there had been no problems on site at the Journal News headquarters despite the massive influx of phone calls and emails. McBride had filed at least two reports with the Clarkstown Police Department due to perceived threats. However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening. Incident-Report 2012-00033099 describes McBride telling police she was worried because an email writer wondered “what McBride would get in her mail now.” Police said the email “did not constitute an offense” and did not contain an actual threat.

Evidently, public outrage constitutes a “threat”.

Janet Hasson, the Journal-News publisher, and her sidekick, editor Cyndee Royle, decided to print a clickable map as well as the full names and addresses of LEGAL gun owners in three New York counties.

Christopher Fountain at For What Its Worth, decided that Janet and her little editorial crew should get a taste of their own medicine.

Nothing says ‘hypocrite’ like a liberal with a printing press.

Enjoy the attention, Journal-News. You’ve earned it.

UPDATE: Putnam County clerk refuses to release names and addresses of residents with gun permits.

UPDATE: Inmates at the Rockland County jail are taunting corrections officers by saying they know the guards’ home addresses — information they got from the list published by Westchester-based newspaper.

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