This one had bad idea written all over it. The Journal News of New York haphazardly released the names and addresses of citizens who owned firearms… Now the backlash has become so fierce that they had to hire armed guards at their offices.
POLITICO: The Journal News of West Nyack, N.Y., has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper’s publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits.
RGA Investigations, a private security company, “is doing private security at on location at the Journal News as a result of the negative response to the article,” according to a police reportfirst obtained by the Rockland County Times (Nanuet, N.Y.) and shared with POLITICO. The guards “are armed and will be on site during business hours through at least January 2, 2013.”