New York senator blames newspaper’s gun map for local burglary

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A Republican state senator from New York is blaming a controversial handgun map for the recent burglary of a gun owner’s residence in White Plains. According to Newsday, at least two burglars broke into the home on Saturday evening, as part of an effort to rob the owner’s gun safe. Local police say the were unable to open the safe, and that one of the suspects has already been taken into custody.

The house in question was included on a map showing the locations of gun permit owners in New York, compiled through Freedom of Information requests. Originally published by The Journal News, the Google-powered map displayed the names and home addresses of people with pistol or revolver permits in several New York counties. The paper has come…

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New York senator blames newspaper’s gun map for local burglary

journal news gun map

A Republican state senator from New York is blaming a controversial handgun map for the recent burglary of a gun owner’s residence in White Plains. According to Newsday, at least two burglars broke into the home on Saturday evening, as part of an effort to rob the owner’s gun safe. Local police say the were unable to open the safe, and that one of the suspects has already been taken into custody.

The house in question was included on a map showing the locations of gun permit owners in New York, compiled through Freedom of Information requests. Originally published by The Journal News, the Google-powered map displayed the names and home addresses of people with pistol or revolver permits in several New York counties. The paper has come…

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