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‘Gun Map Paper’ Journal News Hires Armed Guards Following Uproar

Drudge Flags This from The Rockland Times: 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.

Rockland’s Large Ultra-Orthodox Community Thrilled with Journal News Gun Map

A national storm broke out yesterday when The Rockland Journal News published an interactive map showing who in New York’s Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties is licensed to own a gun.

According to Wikipedia, 31.45% of Rockland County is Jewish, and it’s the largest per capita Jewish county in the United States! The majority of the 90,000 Jews in the county of 300,000 are Ultra-Orthodox/Hasidic. Many dozens eagerly reviewed the map, and all those in the community who called or e-mailed me about the map, were pleasantly surprised to learn that so many within the community are licensed to own weapons. Read more »

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