Mike Huckabee News
Jan 22 2013
Friday, the White Plains, New York, Journal-News finally took down its Internet map, showing the home addresses of every legal gun permit holder in the area. They didn’t do it because of the public outcry, or because it was a stupid and dangerous invasion of privacy that even reformed thieves called a “treasure map” for criminals. They didn’t even do it because two houses they’d identified as containing guns had already been broken into, with their guns now in the hands of criminals instead of law-abiding citizens. No, the paper’s publisher Janet Hasson insisted that it was only removed because the sweeping new state gun laws rushed through the legislature included a Republican provision protecting permit holders’ privacy.
It’s nice to hear that liberal journalists have such steadfast ideals. But would they still hold fast to those ideals if it were their OWN houses being identified as gun-free? Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe decided to find out. He sent undercover camera crews to the homes of the paper’s publisher and reporters, as well as liberal media figures such as MSNBC commentator Toure (tour-AY) and politicians, including Attorney General Eric Holder. Posing as fellow anti-gun activists, the filmmakers asked if they could put a sign on the person’s house declaring it to be “proudly gun-free.” They got doors slammed in their faces, a lot of feeble excuses, and the bum’s rush from several armed security guards… but not a single taker for the signs. Some homeowners explained that while they agreed in principle, putting up a sign announcing there were no guns inside might encourage criminals to barge in.
Yes…Yes, it might. That’s why it’s such a bad idea to announce where all the guns are, and where they aren’t. O’Keefe said that when put on the spot, the anti-gun crusaders made some of the best arguments he’d ever heard for the Second Amendment. They just believe in “guns for me, but not for thee.”