I am not a firearms enthusiast, but this was wrong.
I think we, as a society, have gone way too far in going on witch hunts for anything and everything we view as a threat: gun ownership, mental illness, etc. I wish people would grow up.
Dec 26, '12
Quote from Freedom42
I live in the Northeast. In my state, if you want a concealed weapons permit, you have to apply to your local board of selectmen. Your name, address, and request are published on the board's agenda. More often than not, the local newspaper publishes whether your request was granted. I'm not aware in any increase in crime because of this, and I can't recall any gun owner complaining about it.
I would argue that the publication of the names of licensed C&C holders differs significantly from the listing of all owners of hand guns, the vast majority (I assume) are owned by people who do not carry the weapon in public nor have a desire to. It further states in the original article that this list includes the names of all persons with a permit, whether they own a gun or not.
My view of the article is that it is a deliberate attempt to intimidate the lawful owners of a legal device which the Editorial Staff of the newspaper takes issue with.
While I have little doubt the First Amendment covers the ability of the publishing of this info, I also find it to be vindictive and crass.
Last edit by workingharder on Dec 26, '12
: Reason: Add info