Anti-gun newspaper hires armed guards for protection1/2/2013
If the Journal News hoped that publishing the names and addresses of pistol owners in New York's Westchester and Rockland counties would decrease the number of guns in its proximity, boy, did that backfire. In the ultimate irony, the paper has hired private gun-toting guards to protect its West Nyack headquarters after its name-and-shame campaign drew massive criticism. Editor Caryn McBride reported assorted threats, including zillions of angry phone calls and a creepy email wondering "what McBride would get in her mail now." Despite the fear factor, the well-armed paper hopes to expand its interactive where-the-guns-are map, but Putnam County officials are refusing to dish out stats. At least the paper can add a ginormous dot over its own offices. [Source]
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