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Friday, December 28, 2012

Blogger publishes home addresses of anti-gun newspaper employees

Blogger Christopher Fountain retaliated against a New York newspaper by publishing the addresses and phone numbers of the newspaper's staff.
  • Love it!  Using the 1st Amendment against those using the 1st Amendment to destroy the 2nd Amendment.

A few days ago, the Journal News published a map of the names and addresses of everyone in Westchester and Rockland counties who owns a gun permit, which it obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

It was an insane act by insane liberals bent on threatening and intimidating people who legally own weapons in a free nation.

So Blogger Christopher Fountain retaliated against a New York newspaper, which recently published the addresses of local gun owners, by publishing the addresses and phone numbers of the newspaper's staff.

On Monday, Fountain began publishing the names, addresses and contact information of the newspaper's publisher and editor, and staff members who worked on the gun owners' map. Readers came up with information for other staff members, and Fountain listed those employees as well.

The blogger explained why he did it, speaking on CNN Thursday. "Somehow, [The Journal News was] conflating legal gun owners with some crazed, tormented devil up in Newtown and putting the two together," he alleged. "And I was offended by that and I wondered how they'd like it if their addresses were published."

The liberal newspaper wanted the world to know
where those "evil" gun owners live.

Gun Control Politics Defined by Greg Gutfeld

Gun owners across the country are outraged after a New York newspaper intentionally revealed the names and addresses of handgun permit holders.

"At first, I didn't believe what I was reading,” said Tom Verri.

Verri is a retired police officer who now lives in Fernandina Beach, but spent most of his career working in Westchester County, N.Y. Over the holidays, The Journal News decided to publish an online interactive map revealing the names and addresses of anyone in Westchester or Rockland counties with a pistol permit.

"I find it hard to believe that nobody took the time to think that maybe a good portion of people on that list could possibly be in danger now, including police officers and their families,” Verri said.

“We knew publication of the database would be controversial but we felt sharing as much information as we could about gun ownership in our area was important in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings,” the paper's editor and vice-president of news says. The publisher also points out that the permits are, by law, public record. "New York residents have the right to own guns with a permit," she says, "and they also have a right to access public information."

Greg Gutfeld

On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” co-host Greg Gutfeld took on Westchester County, N.Y.’s The Journal News for publishing the names and addresses of gun owners.

“So, a New York paper called The Journal News is under fire for printing names and addresses of local gun owners, even adding a map that shows exactly where they live,” Gutfeld said.

“Some gun owners are ticked, which is wrong because this article is the best argument for gun ownership ever. I mean, if you knew that an idiotic editor would out non-gun owners, wouldn’t you get a gun to protect yourself with the thugs the paper just enabled? You think the paper works for the NRA? If anything, non-gun owners should be livid for the paper made them the easiest marks. Just look at this map — what do you see? Not just pockets of gun owners in red, but pockets without. How comfy would you feel knowing your gun-free zone is now public?”

Gutfeld went on to call out the media for turning its back on the privacy of individuals who are gun owners and celebrities who have newly found opinion on the gun issue.

“Remember when the media once championed privacy?” he continued. “I guess they only champion it for the folks that they like. But listening to the media talk about guns is listening to a tree talk about algebra. Consider celebrities like Beyoncé speaking out on gun control. Someone might tell her that of all the problems her husband Jay-Z has, owning a gun ain’t one.

I bet if there were a gun map of Hollywood it would light up like Rudolph’s nose. And even if a starlet’s house doesn’t show up, that’s because the gun belongs to a bodyguard or boy toy.

So, the next time a liberal asks if you own a gun, return the question and preface it with the fact that the answer, once public, impacts his family’s safety. But really the best response to someone asking if you own a gun: ‘None of your damn business, but you’re welcome to find out, and not by opening a paper.’”
Read more: Daily Caller          (Huffington Post)

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