Blogger publishes names of NY newspaper's staff in retaliation for publishing gun owners' names

Last Updated: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 10:30 hrs

Blogger Christopher Fountain has retaliated against a New York newspaper, which recently published the addresses of local gun owners, by publishing the addresses and phone numbers of the newspaper's staff.

The Journal News published the names and addresses of legal gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties.

According to the Huffington Post, the paper has been criticized for allegedly putting people in danger.

Fountain began publishing the names, addresses and contact information of the newspaper's publisher and editor, and staff members who worked on the gun owners' map.

Readers came up with information for other staff members, and Fountain listed those employees as well.

The blogger explained why he did it, speaking on CNN Thursday.

He said that somehow, [The Journal News was] conflating legal gun owners with some crazed, tormented devil up in Newtown and putting the two together, adding that he was offended by that and wondered how they'd like it if their addresses were published, the report said

According to the report, Journal News publisher Janet Hanson has defended the newspaper's gun map, saying that the information was 'important' in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting.

Fountain disagreed, and argued that she could have published the number of gun permits in the counties instead, the report added. (ANI)

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