Please immediately change the misleading stock photo you selected for this article. The data released concerned legally-registered handguns, not the sort of weapons displayed in your photo.
Using this photo adds to the guilt-by-association smear that was also suggested by the Journal News publishing the handgun permit data in the wake of the Newtown horror. They even made that biased link explicit with intro text and headlines.
This is ugly, unbalanced and inaccurate journalism apparently intended to make news rather than report it.
You are adding to this wrong with your photo selection.
We are particularly troubled that the published names and addresses included police officers. The argument for gun control includes assumption that only law enforcement should have guns and yet these public servants have their names and addresses published as if they are sex offenders.