Backlash against paper that published names of gun owners
New York newspaper hires armed guards after public outcry
- Duration 6:13
- Date Jan 2, 2013
New York newspaper hires armed guards after public outcry
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-- new twists in the drama over a New York papers decision to publish the names of law abiding gun owners.
In Westchester county New York.
Has now hired armed guards.
To protect that in the paper in the face of the public bash last backlash after they attempted to publicly -- law -- gun owners.
In the aftermath of the -- tragedy.
Now some Second Amendment supporters say what the paper did machine -- and perhaps borders on the illegal.
Here now is Republican New York State senator Greg ball who represents some of the people named and he says their privacy rights have been violated.
Senator thank you very much for being here and so now they went after the people in Westchester county -- now they're going after the people in Putnam county New York.
And the clerk in Putnam county has said no dad you're not getting it.
You know there's going to be a fight and into some points elected officials we have to say enough is enough.
This journal news editorial board is packed with agents to the left of left the worst of the worst they have used their their editorial -- -- terrorists.
A level three sexual predators and in people have to understand this is -- about the Second Amendment.
We're talking about thousands of people who live very private lives.
Victims of domestic violence.
Former new York city police officers who put the worst of the worst behind bars we're trying to protect and raise their film -- Who have now been exposed in a very public way.
They hit their home address -- their home and -- paper for any former RST of theirs to say exactly and you know we have gotten reports from other states.
We're in similar instances where his led to criminal actions.
I have officers contacting me every single day.
The law enforcement communities come together and -- -- journal news take this information down.
People want to get the law that was -- that allow this information be publicly accessible is decades old.
So because the favorite senator Freedom of Information Act -- go -- for a request to get that information.
It doesn't mean it should be publicly exposed right now they've created an interactive mapping using Google Earth -- easy you can go to somebody's doorstep and wants the virtually thirty seconds.
Click on the little red dot -- you in and -- exactly where they left.
Right imagine being you know victim -- domestic balance and some crazy ex boyfriend you get a permit to protect yourself in your family.
And now that nut job can show up to your door courtesy of the journalism they can hold them so.
You know what I think sued -- when I hear but the story is think about the domestic violence victim.
Who doesn't have a gun.
But got out.
-- is not listed and the -- knows where she lives.
And siege it's just it's not there and now he no she's not armed I mean part of security is not letting people know what your defense plan -- this.
Yeah this is backfired in their face you know after the tragedy happened and in Connecticut where there those poor babies we're -- -- down our hearts went out.
And everybody with common sense wants to do everything we can to prevent atrocities like that.
But they used that moment in every day -- two runs far extreme to left as they can and in doing this I think it.
That it has blown up in the face because I have people who are for gun control.
Who are upset that you know their neighbor is list as being -- armed and protecting themselves.
Now the robber has Christmas shopping list of what doors to go to ready or not protect.
Right who don't have guns mean it's as dangerous to the people who don't have guns as it is to the people who do.
The question I have for you is is there any possible challenge this I mean as to practice law.
And and you you can't hold the defendant's right to assert his Fifth Amendment privilege not to incriminate himself so they defended -- -- doesn't want to testify.
At the -- the -- instructed you cannot hold that against -- you can't draw any negative inferences against him and and what that second level of protection does is.
She has the right and when he exercises is legal right it -- not be used against him to his detriment to -- Ameritrade indict or do you find dealt with him.
That's sort of what the -- doing to these law abiding citizen so is there a way of giving them an additional layer -- we -- We believe that there is a protection.
One applaud Putnam county the -- -- clerk.
That will go on appeal to the Putnam county executive's office she's standing strong as well.
And we're coming together as a community to say that's the journal -- can bring their lawyers you can try to intimidate and bully.
We're gonna stand strong until hell freezes over -- fight on the ice -- good people have to stand up they had.
The right to have access to the information we believe that we have the right to protect -- public safety the people of our district.
Is -- people they registered with their government took them as they were required to do to become licensed gun owners and then that that they got thrown back in their face.
The journal says we knew the publication of the detonations on would be controversial.
But we felt sharing information at gun permits in our area was important the aftermath of new -- shootings that's Janet Hanson has -- the president and publisher of journal news media group.
I mean that the statement doesn't mix well another they're doubling that they're going after that they're not -- -- -- -- But I went killing more paper what do you think that their reaction would be if this same paper decided to go.
Sit outside -- Planned Parenthood.
On the days that abortions are offered.
And just follow any woman who goes in -- Planned Parenthood home to her house and and publish your home address and say I can't say she had an abortion reconciliation visited Planned Parenthood on days abortions were plant.
And then sat outside of stores that sell pornography and followed that men and women comments and I can't tell that they bought porn but this is where they live they went to a porn -- think.
Or followed Muslims in New York City and -- I can't you know this is that this is the name of all Muslims who live in New York City.
I'm -- -- they did in -- Epstein is I mean do you think there'd be a different reaction.
Some on the left.
I think if it's done from the left for the right it's asinine they -- purely asinine and what they did.
They need to be held accountable people should cancel their subscriptions twice if you can and make them feel it at the bottom line but we have to stand firm -- a community not only through the Second Amendment.
But on privacy and say enough is enough we're not gonna because look I mean we have to have a national conversation on -- -- We also have have to have a national conversation about not control.
They use the atrocity in Connecticut to try to shield.
Their actions but I have a conversation about personal responsibility.
-- I understand -- this mother told everybody that.
You came in turn your back on this -- for 12.
And he's taken to shooting range now but that's a -- discussion to be had.
Senator thank you very much --