The Commercial Appeal, a newspaper in Tennessee, recently published an online database of all the people who have gun permits in the state.
The database, a public record available to anyone who wants it, included the name, street address and birthday of the people who had a gun permit.
This angered many, many people who thought this was an attempt to trample gun rights, and a privacy issue. Besides just lodging complaints about the database, some of these people started posting maps to editor’s homes online, along with “ominous threats,” prompting this editorial.
Now the state legislators there are considering making this list private.
Do you think the newspaper did something wrong? Should you have the right to see who in your community has a gun permit?