Good For Thee But Not For Me – The Journal *News* Arms Up
Remember a few week’s ago when that liberal rag, The Journal *News*, published an interactive map of pistol permit holders names and addresses in Rockland and Westchester counties? Well, the *News* was so *alarmed* by the negative response that they hired armed security guards:
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.
Private investigator Richard Ayoob is the administrator of RGA. He told the Clarkstown Police on Friday, December 28 that there had been no problems on site at the Journal News headquarters despite the massive influx of phone calls and emails.
Keep in mind that Editor Caryn McBride didn’t actually receive any threats, and that at no time was she or her staff under any danger. Editor Caryn McBride hired armed guards (guards with guns, not just arms) not because she feared for what has happened, but what could possibly, maybe, a slight chance, one-in-a-million, ya never the hell know what could happen. Sort of like a homeowner having a gun not because he knows there’s going to be a break in and a wife-raping, but because there’s a chance that MIGHT happen.
However, had McBride and the powers-that-be been smarter, they would have just erected a big sign saying “Gun Free Zone” above the doorway at the entrance of the *News*. That kind of liberal progressiveness has solved the problem of weapons offenses at every mall, school, and gun-free city across the entire United States.