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Why Liberal Icon Eleanor Roosevelt Packed Heat

The First Lady had a permit for a .22 pistol

(Newser) - Eleanor Roosevelt took her politics and self-preservation seriously—and the two concerns seemed to coincide. The famous politician, activist, and liberal icon had a permit for a .22 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports. The permit went on display in June at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential... More »

Gun Law Saved 296 Lives in One State

Connecticut law reduced gun violence by 40%, study says

(Newser) - For the past 20 years, people in Connecticut have needed a permit to buy a handgun—and that's reduced gun violence in the state by up to 40%, according to a new study. Published in the American Journal of Health , the study looks at 1995 state legislation that requires... More »

Maine Hides Gun Permit IDs After Newspaper Request

Governor signs emergency measure into law

(Newser) - New Maine legislation keeps the identities of those with concealed-carry permits under wraps—at least for now. Both houses of the state legislature easily passed the emergency measure, signed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage yesterday, after the Bangor Daily News last week requested data on permit holders and "a... More »

Newspaper's Gun Map Woefully Inaccurate

But that's due to data handed over by Rockland County, explains paper

(Newser) - The newspaper map of one New York county's pistol permits was riddled with problems, thanks to inaccurate data in official records, acknowledges the paper that published it. Just 3,907 of the 16,998 permit-holding households displayed on the Journal News ' Rockland County map were current; the rest... More »

Newspaper Removes Gun Data From Website

'Journal News' move comes after new state law improves gun owners' privacy

(Newser) - The New York state newspaper that enraged critics by making public the names and addresses of gun owners has pulled the information off its website. The Journal News says it's not because of the criticism or threats against staffers , but in part because of a state law that passed... More »

Burglars Hit Home on NY Gun Map

Police investigating whether they used map to target home

(Newser) - More fallout from the controversial "gun map" published by a New York newspaper : The interactive map, which publicized addresses of local gun owners , may have been used by burglars to target a home in White Plains. At least two people broke into the home Saturday night and tried... More »

CEO Loses Gun Permit Over Plan to 'Start Killing People'

James Yeager raged online over possible gun-control laws

(Newser) - A Tennessee firearms trainer posted a video last week saying he would "start killing people" if gun-control laws are passed—and state officials kinda noticed, Digital Journal reports. In fact, Tennessee's Homeland Security office revoked the handgun carry permit of James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, due to... More »

Armed Guards Now Protect Newspaper Behind Gun Map

'Journal News' was apparently alarmed by avalanche of threats

(Newser) - Oh, the irony. Gannett's Journal News, which you'll remember published an interactive map of people with handgun permits in two counties north of New York City, has turned to armed guards to keep it safe. In an article titled "The Journal News Is Armed and Dangerous,"... More »

Newspaper to Publish More Names of Gun Owners

Putnam County is next

(Newser) - Gannett's Journal News set off a firestorm this week when it published an interactive map of people with handgun permits in Westchester and Rockland counties. One incensed blogger retaliated with an interactive map listing the addresses of newspaper employees. Well, expect more controversy: The paper plans to publish more... More »

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