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Brian Sandford: When will we publish gun owner database? Never

Some of you might have heard about the uproar surrounding last year's decision by The Journal News of Westchester, N.Y., to publish the names and addresses of the area's gun-permit holders.

The paper's leadership decided to publish that information in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings. The publisher defended the decision, saying one of the newspaper's roles is to report publicly available information on timely issues, even when the coverage is unpopular.

I don't disagree with that mission statement, but more on that later. In the meantime, the issue keeps cropping up nationwide. Just in the past week, …

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