Rockland Journal News Publishes Map of Hasidim Licensed to Own Weapons

LoHud.Com, the online version of The Rockland Journal News is under fire today from national conservatives news sites for publishing maps of Rockland, Putnam and Westchester Counties, detailing the exact name and address of all those who are licensed to carry and/or only to own weapons. The paper claims it’s perfectly legal. What has caught the eyes of some in the Jewish Community, is the map of Rockland County where 31% of the population is Jewish and most of them Orthodox.

The Rockland Country map for example gives you the names of many Hasidic Jews, including some in the Hasidic Village of New Square who are registered to carry a gun. To be fair to the Editors of the paper, in no way did single out the Jewish Community. However one cannot help but look up addresses in
“Jewish Areas” to learn who is licensed to carry a weapon or simply just to have one.

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