After Publishing List Of Handgun Permit Holders, The Journal News Hires Armed Guards

Isn’t this just rich? The Journal News published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in two New York Counties, causing quite an uproar. Despite the public backlash, they published another list including a third county. Now the paper that is on the record for being pro gun control has hired armed guards to protect its buildings.

Guns are good for the goose but NOT for the gander.

A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

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. (Read More)

Typical liberals: “Armed security for me, but not for thee.”