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 CNN.com.
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 shooting.
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 says.
It doesn't address rifles or shotguns, which don't require a permit in those counties.
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.