The saga of the Journal News' decision to publish the names and addresses of gun owners in Rockland County now has another chapter.

Earlier this week, the competing Rockland Timeswent ahead and put out the home addresses and phone numbers of the reporter, editors, publisher and CEO involved with the original story. After that, the Journal promised to double down on its efforts to release the public information by expanding its coverage to other surrounding areas.

But everyone knows that pissing off a bunch of people who own guns isn't really a good mess to get yourself into. So according to The County Times, the Journal has now hired armed security guards to man their headquarters until this whole thing blows over.

The County Times says that they found police reports showing that Journal News Editor Caryn A. McBride was alarmed by the volume of "negative correspondence" after the paper published their gun owner registry.

Afterall, as NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre says, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

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