Do you think it should be illegal for a newspaper or media to print the names and addresses of firearms permit holders?
In the area I live in, the local paper recently obtained, from Freedom of Information Act, a list of names and addresses for local firearms permit holders. It published the list by County, and has an interactive map where you can click on an area and see who has a permit in each area.
This has been debated and discussed on Facebook and in the national media. Supposedly, the paper’s offices have to be patrolled by armed guards now, because of the uproar. Firearms advocates and many other people feel it’s a violation of individuals’ privacy to publish this list. One of my coworkers has a husband who is a detective, and his name was published. She was upset because she feels it’s a violation of their privacy.
Do you think that it’s acceptable to publish names and addresses of firearms permit holders?