You probably remember that the Journal News of Westchester and Rockland counties New York published an interactive map to local legal gun owners’ homes, supposedly to warn their readers about the presence of guns in their neighborhoods. Well, the backlash has been so severe that according to the Rockland County Times, the Journal News has had to hire security, security armed with guns!
According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.
Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.
Private investigator Richard Ayoob is the administrator of RGA. He told the Clarkstown Police on Friday, December 28 that there had been no problems on site at the Journal News headquarters despite the massive influx of phone calls and emails.
Gee, I wonder why someone who feels threatened would turn to guns for protection. It reminds me of the time that Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin called for Marines to protect her once when she was protesting the Marine Recruiting Center in Berkeley, CA.