'Gun Map' Newspaper in Circulation Free Fall
Buried at the bottom of a New York Times piece might be the real reason to explain why New York's Journal News did something as sensationally stupid as publishing the names and addresses of over 30,000 legal gun owners living in two New York counties. In just five years, the Journal News' Monday through Friday circulation rate has plummeted almost 40%, "from 111,536 in September 2007 to 68,850 in September 2012."
What the paper did with respect to law-abiding gun owners might have been morally wrong, and it most certainly created a ripple of consequences no reasonable person would consider positive, but this fit of left-wing journalistic activism did win the Journal News some national infamy. And if we've learned nothing else during this 21 Century-era of reality TV, it's that immoral behavior can have its rewards -- especially when that immoral behavior is directed at something the Left despises, like law-abiding gun owners.