Attorney Releases Addresses and Phone Numbers of Journalists Who Outed Gun Owners

Turnabout is fair play, according to attorney Christopher Fountain.

Via Daily Dot:

The personal information of 50 New York journalists has been dumped online after their newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners in two counties.

The dox (i.e., release of private information) of The Journal-News employees was carried out by lawyer Christopher Fountain. The information includes the home addresses and phone numbers of visual editor Robert Rodriguez, reporter Dwight Worley, and editor Cynthia Royle, which has also had photos of her family and car posted online.

“Targeting gun owners by publishing their home addresses is pretty dangerous,” Fountain blogged. “[E]ither thieves will focus on them and put the guns into circulation on the street or they’ll hit the neighbors who are not identified as gun owners, figuring they’re a safer target but either way. It’s dangerously risky for this publisher to collect that information and make it accessible with just one click.”

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  • robertpinkerton

    New York’s Sullivan law and Massachussetts’ Bartley-Fox law are A B O M I N A T I O N S,, in that they not only abrogate a civil right, but also in that they empower criminals at the expense of the lawful. In a better world, a different President would be sending the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice into New York and Massachussetts with instructions to overthrow those laws and extirpate every trace of them by due process of law, and to put a few NYPD Whiote Shirts in jail.

  • Tuna Ghost

    I’m not sure how just or legal this is, but I can’t help but smile at it. It’s so very rare that I get a chance to say or write “hoisted by their own petard”; when I see it I take it!

  • echar

    The plot thickens…

  • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

    Matt, I think you picked just about the perfect image for this story. This trainwreck has way too much in common with a prepubescent internet flame war. It’s hideous. I really, really hope no one gets hurt from this political tantrum.

    • Andrew

      A second American civil war is in the making.

  • Dingbert

    While this was totally an unethical dick move, angry gun owners should take a look at themselves first. The danger from this is not much worse than having an NRA or “Keep honking, I’m reloading” sticker on your car. Might as well have a sign that says, “Hey, free guns and no background check if you break into this car!”

  • Ali H

    Going out on a limb here, but I’m pretty sure petty criminals who are looking for the opportunity to hit the nearest house that might be full of cool stuff to fence will NOT be perusing blogs, looking to see what houses in the area don’t have guns. I don’t think there’s that much thought put into it. Conversely, professional burglars might see a house with guns as a better target because hey, free guns! Just sayin.

  • just drop the guns

    I disaprove of gun owners and lazy cut rate journalist who just regurgitate propaganda equaly, both of their kinds can do damage. Burglers are not going to hit your house when you are there dummy, and in case of a home invasion, unless you are awake and ready, you most likely wont be able to do anything, they can just unload buck shots throught the walls killing everyone and your pets. If you resist they will probably just set your house on fire while you are trapped in the upstairs part of the house. To truly protect, get some window bars and a solid steel door that cant be kicked in, or a night guard and hope he wont be currupt.

    • Tuna Ghost

      alternatively, you could not own anything worth stealing. It’s a technique I’ve used to great success in the past.

      • Ted Heistman

        yeah, I’m very “successful” at that as well LOL!

    • Geoff Henry

      My father is alive today because he had a concealed weapon in him when he needed it. no one has been accidently harmed by them. I never had to shoot anyone, but do think pulling it one night kept some asshole from running me and my dog over while crossing the street. dip shit came racing around the corner in a black pickup with blacked out windows. squeeled the tires trying to avoid us once he saw the gun coming up. he stopped down the road, then kept going. only needed it one time in ten years but better to have and not need vs the opposite.

      • Ted Heistman

        What were you planning to do? Shoot out the tires as it raced toward you? Why not just look both ways next time before crossing the street? I really don’t see how pulling a gun ever saved anyone from being hit by a car.

        I think it way more likely that motorists hit pedestrians because they aren’t paying attention rather than because they don’t think pedestrians are armed.

  • Apathesis

    Absolutely disgusting these journalists put gun owners on a map. It’s a giant “Burglarize my home for guns when I’m not home!” dot. They quite possibly could be contributing to gun theft by pointing out some local neighborhood marks.

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