News Briefs

  1/4/2013, Tevet 22, 5773

Interactive 'Gun Map' Prompts Anthrax Scare at NY Paper

A local New York newspaper that had sparked outrage after publishing an interactive map that showed the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have gun permits, is being protected by armed guards after receiving  “a large amount of negative correspondence” from disgruntled citizens.

The Journal News sought the records of gun holders under the state Freedom of Information Law after the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre, justifying the decision by saying that readers had expressed concern regarding which of their neighbors might have firearms.