The "gun map" published by the Journal News was revealed on Monday to be a document that is inaccurate, and which lists dead people and even those who have expired gun licenses on it.
Fox News' Greta "On the Record" program reported the disturbing information of inaccuracy and said that "giving out the wrong information certainly has complicated things."
The seasoned news reporter wondered why the clerk's office who supplied the data to the Journal News hadn't tried to verify or update the information being provided, before releasing it, in order to ensure accuracy on such a hotly contested topic.
Regardless of the fact, however, the Journal News didn't vett the information either, ultimately publishing a list of alleged gun owner's names and addresses for several New York counties for all the world to see. Unfortunately, some of those individuals are deceased, with their surviving adult children taken issue with the release of that information.
In addition, some people listed by the Journal as having a gun license let their license expire, so they should not have been on the list either.
And maybe the worst of the consequences to result from the inaccurate data released by the news agency is that which is occurring in the predominantly populated police and jail worker living areas.
According to Greta's guest, Rockland County Times' Editor-in-Chief, Dylan Skriloff, the sheriff in the county said that "inmates were getting addresses of correction's officers and joking and taunting them about it," after the Journal News published the list of the names and addresses of all those who applied for and received a gun permit in the county over the years.
Skriloff told Greta that "there are not that many permit holders in Rockland and Westchester counties; it's not the biggest gun culture," location in the states, for example. But Dylan said "a very large percentage of those people are police officer and correctional officers and people who need a gun for professional reasons. So what's the point of [the Journal News in] outing them? It doesn't make sense."
Fox's "Griff on the Ground" reporter attempted to speak to the Journal News agency at their headquarters about the gun map issue, but he was given the standard "no comment" by a worker at the business' main location, as well as at the home, where the door was just slammed in his face by the husband of the Journal's president and publisher Janet Hasson.
Hasson now joins those she outed, as well as a NY lawmaker in fearing for her life, as Fox reports that there is now extra security outside the White Plains headquarters following her decision to publish the names of innocent gun permit carriers, as well as extra security at her home.