Map: Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?

| Politics & Guns, Abroad | Author: Web admin

Janet Hasson, publisher, Journal NewsJanet Hasson, publisher, Journal News

The map indicates the addresses of all Journal News Employees in the New York Tri-State area.

Each dot represents an individual Journal News employee -- a reporter, editor or staffer.

The data does not include freelancers — reporters or photographers — which can be hired without being an employee.

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Group offers shooting lessons to teachers

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NRA has called for placing armed guards in all American schoolsNRA has called for placing armed guards in all American schools

In response to the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., an Ohio-based gun group has launched a test program to train teachers how to use firearms.

The Buckeye Firearms Association announced that it initially will accept applications from 24 teachers for the Armed Teacher Pilot Program, a three-day firearm-training class at the Tactical Defense Institute in West Union, Ohio.

The association will pay expenses for the training, including lodging and ammunition.

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Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?

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Westchester CountyWestchester County

The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties.

Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver.

The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit.

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N.R.A. Envisions ‘a Good Guy With a Gun’ in Every School

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Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A. vice presidentWayne LaPierre, the N.R.A. vice president

WASHINGTON — After a weeklong silence, the National Rifle Association announced Friday that it wants to arm security officers at every school in the country. It pointed the finger at violent video games, the news media and lax law enforcement — not guns — as culprits in the recent rash of mass shootings.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A. vice president, said at a media event that was interrupted by protesters. One held up a banner saying, “N.R.A. Killing Our Kids.”

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An open letter to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock

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Open letterOpen letter

Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now.

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