…let me explain, in a way you can comprehend, why this article in the Journal News crosses a big line.
On this 2nd day of Christmas lets pretend just for a moment that this map of legal Gun Owners in New York was not a map of Gun Owners and permit owners in the NY Area being published by a liberal NY paper titled: The gun owner next door: What you don’t know about the weapons in your neighborhood.
Let’s instead pretend it is a list of the names and addresses of all the people who work at planned parenthood or train people in abortion in the New York area published by a Christian organization titled: The killers next door, what you don’t know about the abortionists in your neighborhood.
What would your reaction be? What would the media be saying? How would you see it as anything other than a threat to a group of people doing a legal activity that “protects women”?
And let’s go further: What would you say if any kind violence took place at any of those locations? Would you be calling the radio stations? Would you be writing angry letters to the paper? Would you be demanding action against advertisers?
As for the media I submit and suggest that there would be no other story nor would anybody allow any other kind of story until the paper apologized and the reporter fired.
And that’s not even getting into the realm of boycotts and the use of such an action as part of a reoccurring theme of the “violent right” whenever such a topic came up in every round table for years.
Pause just a moment and think. If you have anything resembling a moral base you can see what is wrong here and understand why this map has generated so much buzz and anger among defenders of the 2nd Amendment (deleted comments not withstanding, when I saw this article there were thousands of comments, post-Christmas there are now hundreds).
If you don’t understand it, if you still see nothing wrong, then you might be the subject of my next post…