(Reuters) – Gun-owner groups called on Monday for an advertising boycott of a suburban New York newspaper that is under fire for publishing the names and addresses of pistol permit-holders in New York City suburbs.

A map published in the White Plains, New York-based Journal News last week listed thousands of permit-holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, just north of New York City.

The newspaper has said it is compiling yet more names of pistol permit-holders in suburban Putnam County that it intends to publish as well.

“This wanton act by the Journal News has put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license-holders,” the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association said in a statement on Monday.

“This action can only be viewed as an attempt to intimidate and bully lawful, gun-owning citizens,” it said.

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