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Journal News sparks outrage with gun database

December 26, 2012 3:24:08 PM PST
A local newspaper is sparking controversy over its take on the gun control debate in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting.

The Journal News printed the names of more than 16,000 gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, sparking outrage and calling for readers to boycott the paper.

They also published the permit holders' addresses and a Google map to their homes.

The paper has now been inundated by angry comments, although editors say the community has a right to know who owns guns and where they live.

Protestors have responded by posting the home address and phone number of the Journal News publisher.

CLICK HERE to read the Journal News' response to the criticism on LoHud.com.

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