The suburban New York newspaper’s decision to take down its controversial gun map“is not a concession to critics that no value was served by the posting of the map in the first place,” Publisher Janet Hasson writes in a letter to readers.
“On the contrary, we’ve heard from too many grateful community members to consider our decision to post information contained in the public record to have been a mistake. Nor is our decision made because we were intimidated by those who threatened the safety of our staffers. We know our business is a controversial one, and we do not cower.”
Color me skeptical. The heat was pretty high in the kitchen. And maybe two of the residences getting broken into by burglars targeting guns had something to do with it.