Gun owners whose names and addresses were published on a 'gun map' in a New York newspaper are angry. But a county official suggests that the map shows burglars which homes to avoid.
Did the Lower Hudson (N.Y.) Journal News, which recently published a "gun map" showing the names and addresses of registered gun owners, ultimately provide a service for criminals by showing which non-gun-owning homes may be safer to burglarize?
Up until now, gun owners have been the ones protesting the decision last month by the Gannett-owned newspaper, saying it put "in harm's way tens of thousands of lawful license holders," according to the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association.
But a "dumbfounded" Robert Astorino, the top elected official in Westchester County, N.Y., told The Washington Post Wednesday that "the newspaper did all the work" for criminals throughout the lower Hudson Valley area of New York who "are still deciding which house they're going to hit."
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