In a shocking display of intimidation tactics, a New York newspaper took the time to gather every publicly-available address of every gun owner in the lower Hudson valley region and publish them publicly on its website. The Journal News published gun owners' home addresses in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.But, as Monty Python sang, "Always look on the bright side of life." What the list also does is tell criminals, by omission, where they are unlikely to meet an armed homeowner. It is the people who don't have gun permits who should be most outraged because the paper has basically identified them as defenseless victims.
Thursday, December 27, 2012