Pistol permits up over 200 percent in Rockland

Pistol permits up over 200 percent in Rockland – Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato told the Rockland County Times that since the Journal News published their now infamous interactive gun map three weeks ago, pistol permit applications have more than tripled in his...

New York Newspaper’s Gun Permit Map Already Having Negative Repercussions

New York Newspaper’s Gun Permit Map Already Having Negative Repercussions – Many of those who expressed outrage at the publication of a two-county interactive map of pistol permit owners by Gannett’s White Plains, New York-based Journal News just before Christmas have raised serious concerns that the paper’s action would directly harm law-abiding citizens. Evidence is pouring in that those fears are...

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory

White House Plans To Overwhelm NRA With Rapid Victory – The White House and gun control supporters are gearing up for a whirlwind month, with plans to pass reform legislation before outrage over the Sandy Hook massacre has a chance to fade.  While the fiscal cliff has dominated Washington’s attention in recent weeks, lawmakers and activists are laying the groundwork for their big push. Vice President Joe Biden, tasked with heading a commission to investigate gun violence, has been quietly meeting with experts, interest groups, and public officials and is expected to release a set of recommendations within weeks. Boston mayor Thomas Menino, co-chair of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, told the Boston Herald this week that an optimistic Biden had assured him that Obama would sign legislation “by the end of...

Gunfight: Newspaper’s decision to out firearms owners sparks ongoing battle

Gunfight: Newspaper’s decision to out firearms owners sparks ongoing battle – Now it is the advertisers and readers of a New York newspaper who are caught in the crossfire, after its controversial decision to publish the names and addresses of gun owners in its community.  The initial story by the Westchester Journal News on Dec. 22 prompted a bitter backlash by gun advocates, who published the names and addresses of some of the newspaper’s staff. Since then, supporters and critics of the newspaper’s controversial stand have been taking potshots at each other in a near-daily exchange that has drawn national...
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