Howard Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, called the critics’ (of The Journal News’ decision to publish the names and addresses of legal gun permit owners) response childish and petulant.
“It doesn’t move the issue of gun control to the level of intelligent public discussion,” he said. “Instead, it transforms what should be a rational public debate on a contentious issue into ugly gutter fighting.”
Good said the information about permit holders was public and, if presented in context, served a legitimate interest.
Publishing the names and addresses of law-abiding citizens that happen to own a gun is part of intelligent discussion? Why? How? What is the motive behind it? What is the desired outcome?
If you’d like to try and have an intelligent discussion with a moron, call this guy – Howard Good-