Journal News Gun Map Was Oh So Wrong

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Publisher Janet Hasson and her inaccurate reporting
Publisher Janet Hasson, inaccurate reporting, unreliable newspaper

The Journal News is now admitting that their controversial gun map which listed gun owners in two New York counties was seriously flawed.

According to Newser, in one county alone 3,907 out of 16,998 permit-holding households displayed on the Journal News’ Rockland County map were current; the rest were classified as “historical,” with no updates in the past five years, explains Rockland’s county clerk. Some permits were issued as long ago as the 1930s; owners could have moved, ditched their guns, or died since then. (An additional map on the website isolates these older permits.)

Others were flat out wrong.

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