I made the point yesterday, and today the leftist-leaning website Gawker made my point yet again today (via Twitchy, I’m not linking to Gawker because that’s probably why they pulled this crap, website hits) :
Clearly not content to come in second place to the privacy-violating jerks at the Journal News, Gawker has published a list of all legal gun owners in New York City in 2010:
Here is a list of all the assholes who own guns in New York City: gaw.kr/zxBqiok
— Gawker (@Gawker) January 8, 2013
So lawful gun owners are “assholes”? Stay classy, Gawker.
The worm who wrote the piece, John Cook, published the names from a reportedly two-year-old list he obtained from NYPD via FOIA request, but he didn’t publish the addresses because, as he put it, the NYPD refused to give him that info (again, not linking to the piece):
Below is a 446-page list of every licensed gun owner in New York City. I obtained it from the NYPD two-and-a-half years ago via a Freedom of Information Law request. Because the NYPD is more interested in raping and/or eating ladies and spying on Muslims than it is in honoring public records law, the list contains only the names, and not the addresses, of the licensees. [NOTE: links removed from the above text block]
Now, here’s where the schadenfreude hits the fan. Someone angered by Cook’s actions obtained his address and posted it on Twitter, causing Cook to blink tears from his eyes and exclaim:
People are tweeting my address. I didn’t publish anyone’s address.
— John Cook (@johnjcook) January 8, 2013
Again, he would have published the info, but couldn’t get it.
Yeah, he’s butt-hurt, and I’d feel sorry for him, but…I won’t. Not even a little bit. Would I publish his address? No, but I won’t lose sleep over it happening to him either, and neither should any liberal who may be reading this. John Cook set his own side’s arguments for gun registration on it’s ear:
As Twitchy reported, online gossip rag Gawker published a two-year-old list of legal gun owners in New York City. The stunt left gun rights advocates fuming, and many are now more fiercely opposed than ever to gun registration:
It’s almost like Gawker et al are trying to prove why law-abiding citizens would prefer not to have to register their guns.
— RB (@RBPundit) January 8, 2013
Well, the guy made my point for me. The leftist/liberal Democrat ideologues in the media today can’t be trusted with our private information. Again they treat law abiding citizens as if they are criminals while at the same time excusing the actions of real law breakers by blaming those actions on inanimate objects, like guns.
Crossposted from A Tow Dog
- Vile: Gawker publishes two-year-old list of legal gun-owning ‘a**holes’ in NYC; Update: Headline changed (freemadd.wordpress.com)
- Sick Gawker stunt helps cement many gun owners’ opposition to registration (maddmedic.wordpress.com)
- Gawker link-baits – publishes list of “All the Assholes Who Own Guns in New York City” (legalinsurrection.com)
- Gawker Posts Names of NYC Gun Permit Holders (wnyc.org)
- As Its Traffic Hits New Low, Gawker Publishes Names Of All New York City Gun Owners In Pathetic Post-Journal News Publicity Stunt (patdollard.com)