Sean Hannity interviewed Gun Owners from the State of New York who had their names leaked by The Journal News and as you will see, these people were none to happy. NOTE: Sean Hannity’s name was leaked also. All except a few in the group were outed by The Journal News for holding a gun permit in Rockland or Westchester County.
Critics have said publishing the names was a serious privacy violation and essentially laid out for criminals what houses were likely to contain a gun. The paper defended itself by arguing that the names of people who hold handgun licenses is public and freely available.
Hannity said he wanted to have the group on to voice their frustrations and their fears over the “blatant violation of privacy.”
Ralph Heavner, an attorney, said he spoke with the Rockland County clerk, who told him that he pleaded with the newspaper not to make the names public, “and they said to him, ‘we can do whatever we want with this information.’”