The Journal News, a local publication based in Westchester County, New York has published an interactive map of the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Officials in nearby Putnam County (NY) have declined to release the information in response to FOIA requests.
The publication of the map has resulted in threats to the publishers, prompting the Journal News to hire armed guards to protect the organization's offices (see news coverage here, e.g.). Public opinion on the appropriateness of the publication of the information is divided (see, e.g., here).
In some parts of the country, in some towns and cities, at some universities, gun ownership may be part of the culture. Not so in my slice of New York or at my institution, though. Given that 40% of my faculty colleagues live in Westchester or Rockland County, I admit that the map piqued my interest. After some hesitation, I did look at the map (as did lots of other folks; apparently the map is the most popular feature on the website of the Journal News). I admit to feeling somewhat uneasy about the act of looking, though, for reasons I can't quite articulate. On the one hand, I believe that all state licenses should be a matter of public record. On the other hand, I can imagine that if I were a gun owner in Westchester or Rockland County, I might not want that information available to my neighbors.