Meet John Cook.He is the Editor of some strange webzine called "Gawker".
Just like Mussolini was the editor of Avanti! Mussolini made lists too...
Cook doesn't like guns and doesn't like the fact that even a small fraction people in NYC (approximately 400 out of 8,000,000) lawfully own firearms..He decided to take the Journal News Gun Owner Outing to NYC.
What he didn't count on was that he "outed" Cops, Security Guards, Government Officials and some celebs and their body guards.
I combed the list for the few people I know that own firearms in Manhattan. They were not on the list.
What compels this type of journalistic endeavor? Maybe because no one reads Gawker. In fact, I heard about the story on South Florida AM Radio this morning. Drudge didn't link it yet.
Imagine the media outrage or liberal outrage if Matt Drudge posted a list of people that subscribe to a leftist organization? As innocuous as it seems, you would get unbridled outrage with all the trimmings.
Leftists habitually compile lists. They do this to prepare for the day when "they" seize power.The fact that 2A applies to all people individually offends them. It's easier for them to target a group.
In fact if our Second Amendment was assigned by a set of liberal values (Bill of Needs) then Cook probably would not have pursued a list.
"If the 2nd Amendment assigned the right to bear arms to each racial group by degree of persecution, they would find it much more acceptable no matter what the annual death toll was. An LGBT 2nd Amendment would float their boat. An amendment that treats it as an individual right, rather than a group right, does not."
While the interactive map of Journal News gave criminals a handy means to avoid certain homes, Cook's list serves no purpose. He won't be invited to any parties and if criminals recognize him on the street, he's easy pickin's.
I wish the young man no harm, but he's not inviting trouble from licensed gun owners in New York, he's just pushed them further away. As I said, many people on his Ardeatine List are current or retired law enforcement.
This is a taste of what has happened in the past when people like Cook develop political influence or a collection of Cooks move "Forward!" (Avanti!) with a political agenda. I'm surprised Bloomberg hasn't published a list of his own, but that may be forthcoming.
In the meantime, California will plan to impose a "Large Ammo Purchase" Alert Law.
If you make an ordinary purchase of ammo - for me that could be 300-1000 rounds of assorted calibers - I will go on some "list" because even though I have no criminal record and am an upstanding citizen, I cannot be trusted to purchase ammo in California. I almost took a job in California, but my wife - God Bless her - said why would we want to move to a place where you cannot defend yourself?
So it looks like anyone that is a competitive shooter in California, you better think about moving to a Rights Friendly state.
Well, Florida real estate just got more expensive...
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