Newspaper Publishes Map of Gun Owners

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Do you own a registered gun?
Well, they know where you live. By “they” I mean the government
(which you knew), and the Freedom of Information Act-using,
technology wielding media, which can with some effort build maps
like the one you see on the right, showing the Westchester County
addresses of people who have registered their handguns.Explains
The Journal Record (Gannett-owned) of Lower Hudson
In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School
in Newtown, Conn., and amid renewed nationwide calls for stronger
gun control, some Lower Hudson Valley residents would like
lawmakers to expand the amount of information the public can find
out about gun owners. About 44,000 people in Westchester, Rockland
and Putnam — one out of every 23 adults — are licensed to own a
Anyone can find out the names and addresses of handgun owners in
any county with a simple Freedom of Information Law request, and
the state’s top public records expert told The Journal News last
week that he thinks the law does not bar the release of other
details. But officials in county clerk’s offices in Westchester,
Rockland and Putnam maintain the public does not have a right to
see such things as the specific permits an individual has been
issued, the types of handguns a person possesses or the number of
guns he or she owns — whether one or a dozen.
map, which “does not include owners of long guns — rifles or
shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit,” was brought to
my attention by Twitterer “Russ” (@burnt_wick), who comments
that this “is why you should acquire all of your firearms


Newspaper Publishes Map of Gun Owners

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