Well, how special. The website Gawker is one of those 'too big to fail' jobs. So they know they won't suffer many repercussions from copying the recent act by Journal News. Journal News posted the names and addresses of everyone in Rockland and Westchester county, New York, that had a handgun permit. Trouble is, the list included the information of many law enforcement personnel, putting their lives in very real danger. Now editor John Cook does one better, and even suggests ways to get more information. It sounds like he's looking for blood and he very well might have some on his hands soon. Even if it happens, he'll sleep well at night. He lists plenty of excuses for his article.
Just a few days ago, some law enforcement members talked about the danger the list put them in. Prison inmates are taunting guards with the fact that they now know where they live! After hearing about that, who in their right mind would make it worse? Gawker apparently. They didn't publish addresses of the gun owners in New York City, just the names. Does that resolve their guilt? No, because there is no guilt. The title of the article says it all, 'Here Is a List of All the A***oles Handsome Law-Abiding Citizens Who Own Guns Some People Who Live In New York City' with the words from 'All' to 'Guns' with a single line through them so it reads 'Here Is a List of Some People Who Live in New York City'. Funny, right? Sure.
The piece of crap was written by John Cook who wrote that Ann Coulter of Fox News said, "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." He responds by saying he "happened to have just such a list". He goes on to complain, "Because the NYPD is more interested in raping and/or eating ladies and spying on Muslims than it is in honoring public records law, the list contains only the names, and not the addresses, of the licensees." He provides links to those excuses he uses. Sounds like he wants some people to go after the NYPD with that handy list. Good to know he would have published they addresses if he had them, he even goes on to admit it. What is wrong with this jerk? What is wrong with Gawker that they would even allow this? They know it won't affect their bottom line. Now there's a whole lot of people who would love to know the reason Cook wrote it and the reason why Gawker would publish it.
He goes on to give the URL for a site that lists the addresses, pointing out several conservatives who are on the list. Is that what this is about? Does he want them dead? He has to realize there are plenty of liberals on the list, doesn't he? Cook wrote that no one got mad about the lists being online for 'years' on other sites. Gee, Cook, perhaps it's because there wasn't a damn civil war brewing over the 2nd Amendment at the time? Maybe because the media wasn't pointing out where the list was 24/7? In his final attempt at sounding edgy and cool he adds, "And if anyone wanted to really stir some sh*t up, they'd grab those Who's Packing databases and throw them up on Google Maps." Great idea, John!
The list follows, with some final reassurance that they're not 'all ass****s' because some are just security for 'other a******s' or have a 'legitimate reason', like their job for carrying a gun. Hope none of those with a 'legitimate reason' end up dead. It should be noted that Cook's address and phone number were quickly posted all over the internet. He tweeted about it and seems a touch upset. "@JohnCook People are tweeting my address. I didn't publish anyone's address." No, John, you just told them how to get them, pointed out specific people...surely you understand, tit-for-tat and all that garbage.
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2013