The Journal News recently published a link, displaying the addresses of people in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, New York, whom hold pistol permits.
If I am to remain consistent in my thinking, that guns deter crime, I must say that The Journal has placed the lives and property of people who don’t have pistol permits, in those counties, at risk. Now, a criminal merely has to pull up the link and ensure that a house he intends to invade is not the home of a licensed handgun owner.
It’s fairly obvious to me the political bent of The Journal News. I pulled up their home page and witnessed the following:
I Eat Plants: 5 Reasons to Consider Going Vegan in the New Year.
So I can surmise The Journal’s motivation for posting these addresses. Yet what better way to make unarmed people less safe than by advertising who is armed?