Large NY Gun Groups Call to Boycott ‘Gun Map Newspaper’

Reuters Via VIN Reports: Gun-owner groups called on Monday for an advertising boycott of a suburban New York newspaper that is under fire for publishing the names and addresses of pistol permit-holders in New York City suburbs.

“This wanton act by the Journal News has put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license-holders,” the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association said in a statement on Monday. “This action can only be viewed as an attempt to intimidate and bully lawful, gun-owning citizens,” it said.

The Rifle & Pistol Association, joined by the Westchester County Firearm Owners Association, said it was urging its members to ask companies to stop advertising in The Journal News and its parent company, Gannett Co. Inc, until the map is removed from the newspaper’s website. The gun owners say they will boycott companies that continue to advertise in the suburban newspaper.

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