Shaneen Allen was pulled over last year during a traffic stop and said she had a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit. But the permit isn’t valid in New Jersey, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
Publication of the permit data following last month’s school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn. produced a storm of outrage from gun owners.
“The time has come to take the map down,” Rob Astorino wrote to the paper’s publisher and president Janet Hasson. In the letter, Astorino asked that the Journal News “immediately shut down the interactive map of pistol permit holders.”
Bloomberg said the aim is to ensure that no one could mount a legal challenge to the tough New York gun laws on the books by claiming they were too restrictive.