Gun Rights

Gawker Prints List of All Licensed Gun Owners in New York City

And that list of unlicensed gun owners?


Last month, the Journal News sparked a firestorm of protest when it published a mappable database of every licensed gun owner in Westchester and Rockland counties, north of New York City. The paper obtained the data—which New York state law explicitly and unambiguously demands be made public—through open records requests. The reaction was swift and furious—gun rights and privacy advocates published the names and addresses of the paper's editors in retaliation, and the paper (ironically) hired armed guards to protect against threats.

One weird reaction came from TV wraith Ann Coulter, who told Fox News' Sean Hannity last week: "If we're producing lists of gun permit owners, I want them for Manhattan. I want to know how many rich liberals with their body guards have gun permits." You're in luck, Ann. I happened to have just such a list in my filing cabinet. Here it is.

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  1. The reaction was swift and furious?gun rights and privacy advocates published the names and addresses of the paper’s editors in retaliation

    Now we need similar list for Gawker, with a comparison with gun licenses, so we know if they are armed or not. Turn-about is fair play.

  2. Jubal, I’m really torn about this. It’s clearly an intimidation tactic on both sides, but also completely legal.

    Kewl handle, but you don’t need to ‘splain it here. Heinlein is a must-read here.

  3. This is despicable. Fuck Gawker, I will patronize any of their sites again. These statist fucks absolutely deserve to suffer through the totalitarian society they wish to foist upon the rest of us.

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