Politico | Blog turns tables on gun map paper

A blogger who retaliated against a New York newspaper that came under fire  for identifying people with gun licenses in its circulation area explained on  Thursday why he published the names and home addresses of the paper’s  employees.

“Well, I just thought they were being hypocrites,” said Christopher Fountain  on CNN’s “Early Start.”  “In the aftermath of Newtown, it was obviously one tragedy, but somehow they  were conflating legal gun owners with some crazed tormented devil up in Newtown  and putting the two together. And I was offended by that and I wondered how they  would like it if their addresses were published.”

Fountain’s blog on Wednesday linked to a map that identified with  pictures employees of the suburban New York newspaper, the  Journal News,  as well as their places of residence. That move came several days after the  Journal News published interactive maps of Westchester and Rockland counties, which named  people with gun licenses and included their addresses — igniting outrage from the right and from some readers.


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