Dwight Worley’s house

Karen has the story about The Journal News in Westchester, New York, deciding to publish, with an interactive map, all of the residences in Westchester and Rockland Counties where someone in the home has a pistol permit holders. Karen wrote:

NewsBusters noted:

Instapundit’s question in response to what the Journal News has done is more than appropriate: “I guess nobody could object to people putting the newspaper staff’s addresses on the Web now, right?”

I’m sure there are a few enterprising bloggers out there who would be happy to oblige.

More at the link.

I don’t know if any bloggers were happy to oblige, but I found this on Facebook (click to enlarge):

The people who apply for a license to carry a handgun — and your Editor does not believe that it should be necessary to have a license to own or carry a firearm at all; the requirement for a license is an infringement upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms — are willingly putting their names and addresses down into the public record. It just so happens that a left-wing whacko decided to try to make things uncomfortable for the permit holders.

However, I’d suggest that the people who don’t have permits should be the ones more uncomfortable; The Journal News just published a list of homes that a half-way intelligent criminal will leave alone; the odds of encountering an armed homeowner are very much higher in those houses. But, if your name is not on the list, The News Journal has just told the crooks, hey, the guys not listed are far less likely to be armed; go for it!

As for Mr Worley, well, he, too, willingly placed his name into the public record. If he owns that house, it is listed in the county records for property taxes and other things.

Ain’t karma a bitch? :)

6 Comments

  1. Reported at Newsbusters by Tom Blumer:

    “In response to Gannett’s Jounal News headquartered in White Plains, New York publishing an interactive map containing the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties (previous related posts are here and here), blogger Robert Cox at NewRochelleTalk.com (HT Instapundit) has produced an interactive map at a post entitled “Where are the Journal News employees in your neighborhood?”

    It contains names, addresses, and various forms of Internet presence.

    The map indicates the addresses of all Journal News Employees in the New York Tri-State area. Each dot represents an individual Journal News employee — a reporter, editor or staffer. The data does not include freelancers — reporters or photographers — which can be hired without being an employee. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location is a responsible reporter or editor, just that they are a reporter or editor.

    Data for all categories is included, but certain information is not available on an individual basis.

    To create the map, Talk of the Sound submitted Google searches for the names and addresses of all Journal News employees in the New York Tri-State area. By state law, the information is public record.

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2012/12/26/blogger-creates-interactive-map-employees-paper-which-published-names-an#ixzz2GDLEd1dR

  2. Two wrongs don’t make a right. The Journal News was provocatively spiteful and malicious in publishing the names and addresses of registered gun owners. Unquestionably, the JN’s publisher and editors are guilty of intentionally attempting to inflict public opprobrium not only on the legal gun owners themselves, but also on their family members.

    There’s no excuse for it, it’s not illegal, but it’s wrong, dead wrong, and they knew it, and they did it anyway. And now, the paper’s publisher, editors, and reporters have all had their names and addresses revealed, and now their spouses and children are open for the same sort of spiteful and malicious abuse the JN callously tried to heap on law abiding gun owners and their families.

    OTOH, turnabout is fair play and the JN got paid back in-kind, and yet OTOH more innocent people will suffer abuse for no other reason than a close family member decided to own a gun legally.

    But, what about illegal guns? The Sandy Hook shooter wasn’t a registered gun owner, his murdered mother was. And, although he killed her and 26 more innocent people the JN’s list wouldn’t have done him any good because he already knew where to get all the guns and ammo he needed.

    So, where’s the JN’s list of felons convicted of gun crimes? Or, is the newspaper’s publisher too cowardly to print the names of bad guys who actually use guns to commit crimes?

  3. These A-holes from the Journal have now hired ARMED GUARDS to protect the paper. What idiots. Liberals thought paterns are sure weird. But then their brains are wired for emotions, not critical thinking.

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