A Clarkstown police report issued on December 28, 2012, confirmed that The Journal News has hired armed security guards from New City-based RGA Investigations and that they are manning the newspaper’s Rockland County headquarters at 1 Crosfield Ave., West Nyack, through at least tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
According to police reports on public record, Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of “negative correspondence,” namely an avalanche of phone calls and emails to the Journal News office, following the newspaper’s publishing of a map of all pistol permit holders in Rockland and Westchester.
Due to apparent safety concerns, the newspaper then decided to hire RGA Investigations to provide armed personnel to man the location.
The paper received massive push back and while it maintains that it violated no laws, technically in states like Texas and Missouri, where concealed carry owners are protected by confidentiality, publishing CC permit addresses would be illegal.
So the Journal News violates its own principle on firearms when it suits it best, just as David Gregory did recently. The action betrays a serious prejudice of media towards the very people for whom they are to advocate—not to mention they just admitted that conservatives are right when it comes to the Second Amendment by using it for protection.