Vile: Gawker publishes two-year-old list of legal gun-owning ‘a**holes’ in NYC; Update: Headline changed

Clearly not content to come in second place to the privacy-violating jerks at the Journal News, Gawker has published a list of all legal gun owners in New York City in 2010:

So lawful gun owners are “assholes”? Stay classy, Gawker.

Gun rights advocates are rightly outraged:

And some are wondering when the “real journalists” at Gawker will get to other lists:

It’s gonna be a while. Hope you brought a book.

We’re not sure when those who follow the law and exercise their Constitutional rights came to be considered the most vile members of our society, but it seems to us that Gawker’s more than happy to have played a role in populating that bizarro notion. How absolutely disgusting.



Gawker’s John Cook has modified the headline of his “article”:

Gawker headline

Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk! Pathetic.

  • TheAmishDude

    Of course, the fact that it’s two years old and actually lists the people who follow the law have been covered. What about the fact that these people are very likely to be currently-serving or retired cops? NYC doesn’t make it easy for you to own guns.

  • gracepmc

    Too chicken to do “investigative” reporting and expose data and whereabouts of thugs and criminals who do have guns illegally. Typical lib false bravado bullies.

    • TomJB

      Yep. They know the vast majority are good law-abiding people and will not seek them out for any sort of retribution. Spot on with “typical lib false bravado bullies”… same can be seen with how often Amnesty International targets the US and other western countries instead of places where far far worse atrocities are being committed – get results, get donations, and leaders in such countries like North Korea laugh at AI, so they go after the US.

  • Zanne

    Very foolish actions. Dangerous.

    • Rabid

      As in the case of commenter K-leigh the article allowed a stalker to find her.

      • cgraham77

        What a nightmare. The fact is, many women own guns to protect themselves from abusive men in their lives. This woman now has to start from scratch in trying to protect herself.

        This story is infuriating!!!

        More from the left’s WAR ON WOMEN!!

        • Catchance

          I live alone and keep a 12-gauge for protection. One commenter on another thread said that if I shot someone in self-defense I would be a murderer. That’s the liberal mind-set. It’s somehow morally better for me to be the one lying dead.

          • TomJB

            Should tell them it would not be murder by any definition because there is no malice or forethought involved. It would be homicide and legally justified. Good guy (girl) alive, bad guy dead – what is more moral than that?

          • Finrod Felagund

            Better judged by twelve than carried by six.

          • JINNASH

            Remember Cat, in reality, these people are childish and weak. Rather than try to improve themselves(which takes real work and effort), they want to bring others down to their level.

  • tjp77

    Actually his article should be titled ‘Here are all the people in New York who obey the law, despite its dubious constitutionality’.

    • Catchance

      Um, dubious?

      • tjp77

        Well, dubious or nonexistent. I was being generous.

        • Catchance

          I’m sorry… I thought you were referring to the constitutionality of the 2nd Amendment. Guess I misread it.

          • tjp77

            Ha… no, I meant the NYC gun control laws were unconstitutional.

  • MaddMedic

    Reblogged this on INTERNED in Northfield!!!.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    On one hand this is funny because it will accomplish the exact opposite of what this asshole wants: more gun sales and more armed citizens. Well done, Gawker!

  • JerseyJoe

    Heh… What do you call all the illegal gun owners in NYC @Gawker ?? CAREFUL though… they’re the ones that will shoot your asses…#TGDN

  • Ryan Gandy

    Just when you thought nothing in the profession of journalism could sink lower than MSNBC…

  • journogal

    Can any one on this list or the other take legal action against The Journal or Gawker? I know this information can be researched by anyone if it’s public record, but was it meant to be published with malicious intent? Neither the newspaper or Gawker can come up with a valid reason for doing this, meaning they can’t say this is in the public’s best interest. What’s going to stop them for publishing a list of registered republicans or independents, or non-union members; or something that could damage (physically or emotionally) someone’s life.

    • mdtljt

      The listed gun owners should file a class action lawsuit…and freaking BURY The Journal, Gawker and this Cook jerk!!! Geez…what skeeter brains they have…

      • journogal

        I hope they do.

      • Brooklyn_Dodger

        I wonder if anyone has Cook’s address to publish. That’s been done with the Journal Jackasses. I want to see demonstrations in front of their homes.

    • Jeff Coil

      All these types of stunts are going to do is cause gun permits to be removed from public record, so only law enforcement will have access to them.

      • journogal

        Good; I hope it does. This serves no purpose at all.

  • madian_kikyou

    The only @$$hole is them!

  • walterc

    I would like to see the person found by a stalker because these list’s to file a lawsuit for damages. May not get anywhere, but it’s worth the publicity.

    This is why I never got a ccw permit in Wyoming (before they changed the law to not needing one). Don’t want to be in any database for a douche bag like Gawker to publish. It’s easier to just open carry.

  • RblDiver

    How about a list of voter registrations. I want to see just how densely packed certain unoccupied fields and graveyards are with dem voters.

  • RblDiver

    So, you know how there are studies discussing how people can read words even if they are mixed up? I swear, I saw the photo linking to this article and read it as “gay wanker.” Given the contents, it seemed somewhat appropriate 😛

  • Randy C. Lindsey

    The question is not whether I am willing to die before giving up my freedom or my guns…the real question is “Are YOU willing to die to try to take them from me?”

  • ceemack

    If you want a list of assholes, just go to Gawker and read the bylines.

  • Let’em Crash

    “Once the 90-day window of opportunity for turning in such assault
    weapons concludes, we will send each sheriff and police chief a listing
    of the affected individual” -June 1999, California. These outings are just gathering public support.

  • John Leon

    Scary how the left continues to play right out of the Stalinist handbook. Not surprising or new when you consider how the left was neutral in WWII, that is until Uncle Joe was invaded.

  • Michael Rice

    I wonder if the states which have legalized marijuana will want their papers publish the names of those who purchase it.? Isn’t it my right to know what type of home my children might be visiting?
    How about doing away with anonymous voting? What better way to know they neighbor and the parents of your children’s friends?
    Let’s oublish teh names of everyone who buys beer, cigs and porn…

  • Fake Obama Follower

    They updated again crossed out

    All the Assholes Handsome Law-Abiding Citizens Who Own Guns

    and added “Some people.”

  • twinx

    Have you ever noticed that the biggest a-holes are always calling others a-holes?

  • Dave Silva

    so who’s going to list the home addresses of all gawker employees, and give them to criminals, because they obviously won’t be able to defend themselves.

  • K-Bob

    Scoop: wins twitter! Doug Ross strikes back, tipping Reaganite Republican.

  • Jeff Coil

    A large percentage of those “assholes” are current and former police officers, who’s families are now in danger. Do you libs ever think?

  • Guest

    I see people saying that the right shouldn’t engage in similar activities. That the names and adresses of the “journalists” responsible for such “stories” or the personal information of welfare and food stamp recipients shouldn’t be published. Because, “we shouldn’t stoop to their level”. WRONG! we should stoop to that level and then break out the shovel and tunnel underneath it. That’s why the right keeps losing arguments and elections. They want to take the moral high ground and expect that the folks will figure out the truth on their own. Wrong again, half of the electorate has proven itself too stupid to vote. If you want to beat someone that lies and resorts to the worst kind of personal attacks imaginable, you can’t do it by standing idly by saying nothing. STAND UP! SPEAK LOUDLY AND CLEARLY, “You are LIARS!!” and then hit them back with 10X the ferocity. If someone slings mud at you, find yourself a big steaming pile and hit them back, Repeatedly!
    If you think this opinion is over the top, too extreme or just plain crazy, you had better get used to losing because ‘nice guys finish last’ isn’t just a saying, in real life and politics, IT’S A FACT.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    trying to figure out what they expect people to do with this information anyway? unleash furious finger wagging? give ’em the stink eye? the people have guns… as a rule, i’ve found that gun owners aren’t the easily intimidated type.

  • Citizen0000

    where is the map for Chicago?

  • Daniam

    I can only assume that John Cook isn’t on the list…hope he gets robbed first…somebody publish his address…PLEASE !!!


    Lets out them like they did the other paper, with the caption…”HEY CRIMINALS, THESE PEOPLE ARE UNARMED!”

  • Gerard

    Here’s a pic and write up of the Gawker “journalist” maybe we can make him very recognizable!