Online Map Shows Gun Permit

Holders: The decision by a New York newspaper to publish the names and

addresses of handgun permit holders in several counties has raised the ire of

thousands, reports

The Journal News published an interactive map on its website that

garnered over 1,800 comments as of this afternoon, most of them not in support of

publishing the information, even in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School


The map only addresses people in Westchester and Rockland counties who have

permits to own a handgun, not whether they actually own one, the newspaper's website


It doesn't address rifles or shotguns, which don't require a permit in those


Despite the overwhelmingly negative comments, the newspaper stood firm. "Our readers are

understandably interested to know about guns in their neighborhoods," said Editor and

Vice President, CynDee Royle, in a statement.