Isn’t that special? For years we’ve been saying that firearm registration was very bad idea. We’ve argued that in the wrong hands that information could place people in danger. We THOUGHT it would be the government first to use this info against us. Turns out it’s just local thugs first…
A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits.
The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: “The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.”
The paper felt it was in the interest of the common good to put these names out there and they can because of freedom of information… How many of those are cops? FBI? DHS? Did we break the information out to PRIVATE citizens only? NOPE, these reporters put the entire list out. So without further ado.
Journal News President: Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Lane Mamaroneck, NY 10534 (914) 694-5204
Editors: Cyndee Royle, 1133 Westchester Ave., Suite N110, White Plains, NY 10604, 914-694-9300 AND Nancy Cutler 9 Woodwind Ln, Spring Valley, NY. (845) 354-3485
Parent company of The Journal News Gannett CEO Gracia C Martore 728 Springvale Rd Great Falls, VA 22066 (703) 759-5954
The reporter on the story is Dwight R Worley 23006 139 Ave Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (718) 527-0832
How low is this? Well, could you imagine the outcry if the NRA published names and addresses of those who are NOT REGISTERED to own a firearm? Now would be a great time for a news paper to publish a federal list? This was okay right? Why not do the entire country like this?
This is the world we live in now. You follow the law, you do as required by law to protect yourself and family. Then some assholes who can’t ask simple questions about Benghazi, Fast and furious, college records etc put you and your family at risk. How many COPS were among that list? Don’t you think that info is valuable to someone with a grudge? Dumb bastards.
Our illustrious media on display. I think its time to see if these so-called “Reporters” have kids who engage is unprotected sex or illicit drugs or maybe drive drunk.. Lets check into the background of them and every family member of these “Reporters” lets find out if any of them have a firearm, ever used one. Lets get details about their medications, their online activity… The hunt has started, who will be the first to post these and other questions regarding the reporters actions for the common good… Not that I would ever do that or anything….
This does bring into play a 1st amendment defense. These reporters have a RIGHT to say whatever they want, UNLESS it puts people in danger. As it is right now, we have a guy in jail who made a video about Muhammad and is blamed for numerous deaths. There is NO 1st amendment protection for him, so I would suggest an armed riot by legal gun owners in that area might get action. Short of that, nothing will be done without US getting involved.