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Friday, January 18, 2013

Journal News Removes Gun Owner Map

The suburban New York paper that caused a nationwide uproar over its online interactive map of gun permit owners in two counties has finally removed the chart from its website.

The map prompted thousands of complaints to the paper which also prompted the anti-gun paper to hire its own armed guards supposedly to protect itself. The removal of the map was preceded by a new state law which protects gun permit holders’ privacy:

The Journal News took down the data just three days after the state enacted a gun control law that included privacy provisions for permit holders.

The provisions were a reaction to interactive maps the newspaper published on that pinpointed thousands of permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.
Gun rights activists had immediately complained that permit owners' privacy was being violated.
They said the map could guide burglars to their homes while police groups claimed the map could lead ex-convicts to the officers who had put them away. [...]  (Continues)


Poll Shows NRA More Popular Than President Obama

Despite constant hammering by the national news media, the National Rifle Association has a favorability rating of 54 percent in the latest Gallup survey, slightly higher than President Obama's rating (Continues)

Today Gallup has Obama at 49 percent approval

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