Statement by NYS Senator David Carlucci (D) Calling on the Journal News to Remove their Map

Lawful gun owners and all citizens have been outraged by the mass shootings around our country.  However, the timing of the disclosure of individuals possessing pistol permits by The Journal News when families are reeling from the tragedies in Newtown and Webster is troubling.  While exploiting the privacy of law abiding citizens may technically be legal, it is not the appropriate course of action.  Because of the safety concerns that have been brought to my attention by the residents of the Hudson Valley, I ask the Journal News to remove their map.