Tuesday, February 05, 2013
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
A New York State appeals court has ruled that the names and addresses of New York City gun permit holders can be kept secret.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino comments on the controversy surrounding the Journal-News' decision to publish a map of gun permit holders in Rockland and Westchester Counties. Plus: Michael Hirsh of National Journal discusses Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary; Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer on 2013's global political risks; and a Radio Rookie explains the phenomenon of sexual cyberbullying.
Monday, January 07, 2013
It's been two weeks since the Journal-News published gun permit information for Westchester and Rockland counties. Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center at the Newseum and Vanderbilt University, and former editor of USA Today and The Journal-News, discusses the decision. The paper has since received threats, and lawmakers in other states are considering legislation to limit access to gun ownership information.
Friday, December 28, 2012
For those of you in Westchester or Rockland counties, have you seen the handgun permit map in the Journal News? Would you use it to check on which of your neighbors have a handgun permit? Are you on the list? What do you think about its publication? Call 212-433-9692 or post here.
Friday, December 21, 2012
A recent Gallop poll proves that it’s not just men who are buying guns. Gun ownership among women is at an all time high – 43 percent report having a gun in their home. That’s not far off from the 52 percent of men who claim household gun ownership. Jessica Gonzalez and author Porochista Khakpour discuss what it means to be a woman with a gun.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A portrait of gun owners in America is a lot like a portrait of Americans as a whole — diverse. But in the wake of the Newtown shooting, many Americans are wondering if our gun culture at large is to blame for such unthinkable violence. Kyle Cassidy is a photographer and author of "Armed America: Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes." He crossed the country three times asking Americans, "Why do you own a gun?"