The suburban Westchester Journal News made itself the center of a controversy by publishing the names and addresses of thousands of New York's legal gun owners in an interactive map on its website. It was accompanied by an article supportive of "a raft of new gun laws" at the state and federal level.
In response to the paper's article, several bloggers decided to create an interactive map of employees of the Journal News.
The paper then moved to up the ante and announced it would publish even more names and addresses of New York's law-abiding firearm owners.
In the meantime, however, it appears that the Journal News has decided to hire armed guards to protect its offices.
The Rockland County Times reported Tuesday that the Journal News had hired RGA Investigations, a private security company, to patrol its offices.
These guards "are armed and will be on site during business hours through at least January 2, 2013," Rockland Times reports.