Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Newspaper in lower NY State publishes list of registered gun owners.

The Journal News, which serves Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties published a map where you can see all of the gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties and promises to add Putnam when that data is complete.

Many gun owners in those counties are up in arms, but the information is public and available to all. What do you think?

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http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-

The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.

Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.

To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.


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