This isn't a new tactic. Newspapers in Indiana and Illinois have done the same thing by publishing the names and addresses of License to Carry a Handgun and FOID card holders respectively. In both cases, they were dealt with through new state laws making such information no longer public record. I suspect that, given the public outcry over such practices in NY (last I saw 89% of people disapproved), I predict that it will be dealt with in a similar manner as it was in IN and IL.
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