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Jan 02 2013

Antigun Journal News Encounters Resistance, Arms Itself

The Journal News is feeling some heat from its despicable name & shame attack on lawful gun owners:

In protest, bloggers posted the home addresses and telephone numbers of Journal News editors and staff. Also circulating was the personal and family contact information for the Chairwoman of Gannett.

Some feel that turnabout is fair play.

In addition to the Journal News, which serves the northern suburbs of NYC, Gannett also publishes USA Today and Phoenix’s Arizona Repugnant I mean Republic, among others.

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is calling for a boycott:

The paper’s decision to publish an online list of pistol permit holders [complete with names and addresses] was a “wanton act” that “has put in harm’s way tens of thousands of lawful license holders,” the association stated in a news release.

The group is encouraging “concerned citizens” to contact national and local advertisers who use the Journal News — including Best Buy, CVS, IKEA and Target, among others — and tell them to stop running ads until the list of lower Hudson Valley pistol license holders is off the Web.

Public outrage has the antigun moonbats at the Journal News feeling so terrified that they have rushed to the comfort provided by firearms. The loathsome publication

has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper’s publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits.

The hypocrisy doesn’t stop there:

According to an Editor’s Note accompanying this reporter’s article revealing the home addresses of all licensed pistol owners, “Journal News reporter Dwight R. Worley owns a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum and has had a residence permit in New York City for that weapon since February 2011.”

Pistol permits are almost impossible to obtain in Michael Bloomberg’s authoritarian dystopia. But as David Gregory so theatrically demonstrated, gun laws are meant to control the little people, not journalists.

Feeling safe behind the guns they would deny to others, the Journal News has tried to extend its crusade against our natural right of self-defense.

The Journal News continues to host the map on its website and has said that it will soon add a map listing all pistol permit holders in Putnam County.

However, they are encountering some encouraging resistance:

Putnam County officials have since announced their intention to not comply with the Journal News’ request for the names and addresses of pistol permit holders.

Despite liberals’ nearly complete control of the media, many are aware of the totalitarian direction they are taking us in, and are still American enough to resist it. Those within the government who refuse to comply may be our last hope. The noble Oath Keepers are one example; the commendable officials in Putnam County (just north of Westchester County) are another.

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Is this the kind of country you want to live in?

On tips from Tom Chase, News of the World, Ghost of FA Hayek, Mark VV, Wiggins, Muddypaw, and Dr. 9. Hat tip: Small Dead Animals.

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  • Marian

    Let’s just hope that all media hacks get huge tax increases this year.

  • StanInTexas

    Wait a second, what “resistance” did the Journal News get that justifies an armed response?

    Were their offices attacked? Were their people physically assaulted or threatened?

    WHAT??????

  • dan

    686 in .357 is a good choice although a bit heavy and
    slow on the reload….but they don’t call it a Combat Magnum for nought.

  • Jester

    So it’s just that easy for these people. It’s the oldest story in the book: “Do as I say, not as I do.”

  • Mr Evilwrench

    There were no actual threats. These little girls are just being drama queens because they’ve bought into their own narrative. They either can’t conceive, or can’t admit to conceiving, that although the legal gun owners may make strong objections, we’re among the most civilized members of our society.

  • dan

    In 1990 a drunken loser mad at his ex-girlfriend killed 87 people in the Bronx with a gallon of gasoline. Yes, 87 mostly young people. Look up “Happy Land Fire”. Funny how this act of mass slaughter with nothing more than a buck’s worth of gas has evaded the media’s memory

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    has hired armed security guards to defend its offices after receiving a torrent of phone calls and emails responding to the paper’s publication of the names and addresses of area residents with pistol permits.

    They were the ones who argued the purpose of the list is a public service to “warn neighbors that the house across the street has a dangerous weapon in it”

    I assume this same logic does not apply to Journal News.

  • Spider

    What do off-the-wall leftists really think of legal gun owners? This is what we get for playing nice with them.

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/02/liberal-ex-columnist-death-threats-published-in-des-moines-register/

  • gemalo

    Spider: That Iowa asshat seems to forget that WE have the guns. It seems the liberals have abandoned the ‘living, breathing constitution’ definition of the Constitution and gone right to ‘obsolete and should be destroyed’. I always love the ‘founding fathers never dreamed about modern weaponry’ bullshit. They also never dreamed of T.V., radio, movies and the internet. However, that doesn’t seem to negate the First amendment.

  • Bo-Jangles

    TODAY’S QUESTION
    How, exactly does Congress manage to fuck things up so completely?

    Step 1: They identify a ‘problem’ that doesn’t exist.

    Step 2: They then search for the worst possible response to this non-existent problem and poop out Legicrap to make it the law of the land.

    Step 3: They roll out a Mission Accomplished banner while patting themselves on the back.

    Step 4: Then, when the excrement hits the rotating cooling device and your mistake becomes impossible to ignore, simply find a $capegoat (usually the RICH, or Whites, and/or Conservatives, and especially Christians).

    Step 5: At the last possible minute, make matters a million times worse, by turning it into a new circle of hell for taxpayers.

    Step 6: Return to Step 3 and repeat until some locked and loaded rational adult puts you out of their misery.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Step 4: Then, when the excrement hits the rotating cooling device and your mistake becomes impossible to ignore, simply find a $capegoat (usually the RICH, or Whites, and/or Conservatives, and especially Christians).

    Jangles
    Sometimes the argument is that a spectacular failure was a spectacular failure because it’s failure was not spectacular enough
    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/on-the-inadequacy-of-the-stimulus/

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