A New York website has taken it upon themselves to publish an article with the names and addresses of people who hold active gun permits in Westchester and Rockland counties. The article includes a map with dots indicating where each resident lives and the details of the permit they have. Although this information was legally obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request…THIS HAS GONE TOO FAR! I understand that people are shaken up and are on edge after the recent attacks at malls, movie theaters, and schools but now I think they have invaded peoples right to privacy and that error in judgment may spark more violence. Most people who commit violent acts with guns do not hold legal gun permits.
I support the right to bear arms. Just because someone has a gun permit doesn’t mean they are going to go on a killing spree and shoot up everything and everybody around them. In my opinion, the ones who don’t have licenses and obtain the guns illegally, are the ones that we need to be concerned about. This was a big screw up by the website. I value good citizens right to privacy and right to protect themselves and their families so I will not provide the link to the article. Do you think the website went too far? Take the poll and tell me what you think.