Thursday, December 27, 2012

New York Republican calls newspaper editors publishing names and addresses of local gun owners "asinine"

"A bunch of eggheads at a very liberal newspaper... [focusing in on] people who own guns the right way, taxpayers [instead of] sexual predators. That is B.S." --

Statement by NY State Senator Greg Ball, Westchester and Rockland Countys, via Capitol Confidential:
“The asinine editors at the Journal News, have once again gone out of their way to place a virtual scarlet letter on law abiding firearm owners throughout the region. The immediate elimination of the information posted on the Journal News Website is the only way we can ensure the safety and liberty of these New Yorkers. This is clearly a violation of privacy, and needs to be corrected immediately. The same elitist egg heads who use their editorial page to coddle terrorists and criminals are now treating law abiding citizens like level three sexual predators. Am I surprised? No. Should every person with commonsense be offended? Yes. Furthermore, the Journal News has placed the lives of these folks at risk by creating a virtual shopping list for criminals and nut jobs,” said Ball. “Publishing this information on a website provides criminals with a map of where they can steal firearms from lawful owners for later use in the commission of crimes. Preventing the theft of guns and their criminal misuse is an important public-policy goal. This map is bad for the good guys and good for the bad guys.”


Rita said...

And a publisher printed the employees names in return. And their reaction was priceless.

Fred Mangels said...

I find this situation a bit ironic.

I'm sure many of us remember the pro- gun tactic of suggesting anti- gunners post a sign on their front lawn saying "This is a gun free home"- the idea being they're advertising it's a defenseless home.

Here, pretty much the opposite is being done- letting people know which homes are defended- yet we express outrage at it?


Can we publish the names of women who get PUBLICLY funded abortions?


Can we get the names of people who get PUBLIC assistance in the form of welfare WIC, EBT, unemployment checks?

Eric Dondero said...

How 'bout we publish the names of everyone who receives welfare and food stamps?