The Unintended Consequences of the Journal News’s Gun-Owner Map

As most people know about by now, The Journal News, a small newspaper in New York, recently published an online map that pinpointed the addresses and the names of every owner of a handgun permit in Westchester and Rockland Counties. The most immediate intent of the map, as indicated by the heading “The Gun Owner Next Door: What You Don’t Know About the Weapons in Your Neighborhood,” was to let those without gun permits know who had guns. Beyond that, it is unclear what the paper hoped to accomplish. Read more […]