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Newspaper ed. who published gun owners’ personal info protects Twitter account


@gdthomp01 @croyle1 @lohud @gannettShe has taken down her personal FB page, from what I can see.

— WriteRight (@jfecser) December 26, 2012

As Twitchy reported, over the weekend, New York’s Journal News published an interactive map pinpointing all legal handgun permit holders — names and addresses included — in Westchester and Rockland Counties. In doing so, the Journal News not only violated personal privacy but also essentially put those who live in gun-free households at risk. Editor and VP CynDee Royle, responsible for publishing the story, proudly stands by her decision to violate others’ personal safety … by bravely running away.

In a blatant example of “for me, but not for thee” syndrome, Royle has deleted her Facebook profile and maintains a protected Twitter account, meaning only those whom she approves can access her deep, thoughtful tweets. Perhaps Royle just doesn’t have the guts to face the righteous indignation of gun rights advocates.

Extremely reckless & irresponsible reporting by @lohud & Exec Editor @croyle1 for publishing names & addresses of legal gun owners in NY.

— Joseph Gruber (@josephgruber) December 24, 2012

@croyle1 You should be ashamed of yourself for publishing the story locating legal gun owners.

— DanStlMo (@DanStlMo) December 24, 2012

How would you feel if someone posted your address on Craigslist letting everyone know you were unarmed during Christmas? @croyle1

— John Difool (@MCHblazer) December 24, 2012

@croyle1 SHAME ON YOU Cyndee Royle. Criminals can now use your map to identify my home as gun free… why are you helping them? #lohud

— American_Taxpayer (@American_Taxpay) December 26, 2012

@croyle1 Take down that gun list before some abused woman on the run is KILLED by her ex!Or some ex FBI, DEA, ATF, or cop!SHAME ON YOU!!

— lordhelmet (@lordhelmet832) December 26, 2012


— Spencer (@ONLY1SPENCER) December 25, 2012

@croyle1 coward…

— housemom1952 (@housemom1952) December 25, 2012

Many people are calling for Royle’s personal information to be published (some have already published it). We will not be linking to any of it. Unlike Ms. Royle, we don’t subscribe to the Spike Lee School of Intimidation.

(Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fools)

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