(PIX11) When the Journal News published a map that details the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, the paper’s editors say, they expected some criticism — but not death threats.
In New Rochelle, the Talk of the Sound blogger Bob Cox attempted to turn the tables by creating his own map that pinpoints the homes of Journal News employees.
“I don’t think my map is particularly fair to the Journal News employees, many of them have nothing to do with the story, but that’s in the same spirit of the Journal News map which is equally unfair,” Cox told PIX 11 News over the phone from Florida.
Still, Cox said, he did not think the story would take a threatening turn.
In a statement to PIX 11 News, he said, “When asked to take the site down, they [Journal News] told all of these good, law-abiding people to ‘eat cake’. Well, now these same editors are getting a taste of that poisonous cake.”
The consequence of stupidity is great. When a newspaper post a listing of addresses of gun owners, it serves no purpose. Unless, you are a bad guy who may break in and steal a gun from a gun owner or target homes that don't own guns. So, what is good for the goose is good for the gander. I am glad a concern citizen did the right thing and post the address of every reporter of the newspaper. People tend to understand the dilemma better once the shoe is on the other foot. After it is too late to correct the mistake, the paper will take down the link once the bad guys get what they want. We live in a society where people don't think anymore.