The Press is the Enemy
This is beyond reprehensible (via GunLawNews):
- The Roanoke Times published an editorial about Virginia's Right-to-Carry laws, actually naming several local politicians and high-profile residents, and stating whether or not they had a Right-to-Carry license.
That was bad enough, but the paper went on to publish an online database of every Right-to-Carry holder in the state of Virginia, complete with home addresses! And they did it all while proclaiming the freedom of the press.
- As you can imagine, gun owners let the paper hear their fury, and a day later the database was taken down. But the damage had been done. Who knows how many criminals started making a shopping list of homes where they could expect to find firearms and ammunition? Who knows how many would-be rapists and stalkers learned that their prey weren't on the list of Right-to-Carry holders? Who knows how many lives are in danger because of the arrogance of the Roanoke Times?
So what's to stop a media operation with a "holier-than-thou" attitude from publishing some other sensitive information? Like, oh, let's just say, police officer's addresses? Evidently, nothing at all if they so choose. And they do it under the guise of freedom of the press. Disgusting tactics by less than human slime.