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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:40 PM

NY newspaper hires armed guards after publishing gun permit names

Source: Reuters

NY newspaper hires armed guards after publishing gun permit names

By Chris Francescani
NEW YORK | Wed Jan 2, 2013 6:51pm EST

(Reuters) - A suburban New York newspaper that ignited a furor by publishing the identities of thousands of residents who hold gun licenses has hired armed security to guard its staff after receiving an intimidating e-mail, a police report said.

Among a "large amount of negative correspondence" that White Plains, New York-based Journal News has received since publishing permit holders' names was one e-mail in which the sender "wondered what would get in her mail next," according to a Clarkstown, New York, police report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.

The editor, Caryn McBride, told police the newspaper hired a private security company whose "employees are armed and will be on site during business hours," the report said. The guards are protecting the newspaper's staff and Rockland County offices in West Nyack, New York.

Police told McBride the e-mail did not contain an explicit threat that could compel authorities to take action against the sender. The menacing e-mail was reported to police on December 28.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/02/us-usa-guns-newspaper-idUSBRE9010R820130102

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:03 PM

1. "the e-mail did not contain an explicit threat" = except for publicity, no need for armed guards

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:19 PM

2. Yeah,

as if there was only one...no, I'm betting there were more..

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:33 PM

3. The "menacing"...

...email probably called her a hypocritical turd-slurper.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 08:23 AM

4. Why don't they just call the police right before something happens?

 

Isn't that what we're supposed to do instead of arm ourselves?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:33 PM

5. Well, gun-control IS elitist after all. No surprise.

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