Last month's decision by New York's Journal News to publish the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties has also resulted in the personal information of thousands of current and retired police and correctional officers being made public.
During a Friday news conference, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, told reporters: "They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me."
White Plains Police Officer and president of its Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, Robert Riley, told Newsday: "You have guys who work in New York City who live up here. Now their names and addresses are out there, too."
According to Riley, there are 8,000 current and retired NYPD officers residing in Rockland County, alone.
On Dec. 23, the Journal News posted an online map complete with the gun owners' information, as part of an article titled, "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood."
The action was obviously part of the mainstream media's all-out attack on the 2nd Amendment and upon those Americans who have chosen to arm themselves.
Also on Friday, a group of legislators and Rockland County officials announced that measures will soon be introduced in the New York State Assembly to sharply limit public access to gun permit data.
At a press conference, Rockland County legislator Frank Sparaco (R) said:
"Although the Journal News may have thought they were being well-intentioned, their actions have had obvious unintended consequences. The Journal News, in their ill-conceived attempt to protect us from our friends and neighbors and to use the horrible events of the Newtown massacre to push a political agenda has totally backfired."