Not all of the gun nuts are on the right side of the aisle. The Journal News has gone just a little too far on this one. I have questioned why it seems the Second Amendment seems to be treated with more authority than the First Amendment…but this time the First Amendment is being used to violate some privacy issues and violate the Second Amendment. What are these people hoping to accomplish other than harass their neighbors? This is just plain stupid:
A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area.
Hundreds of residents in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun.
The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the website, many of them voicing outrage at the paper’s decision to make the information public.
The link and quote are from a Yahoo ABC article…I didn’t want to post directly to The Journal News and boost their page count. The Journal News is a Gannett Newspaper.