In response to the controversy surrounding the interactive map of local gun permit holders published by a Lower Hudson Valley newspaper, one blogger decided to punish the paper's staff members by invoking a well-established principle of biblical law: A dox for a dox.
Christopher Fountain has spent the last three days posting the names and addresses of nearly every Journal News employee from Publisher on down.
In fact, as Talk of the Sound's Robert Cox noted after plugging the staffers' contact info into an interactive map of his own that some of the people listed by Fountain may no longer be at the paper due to several years of downsizing.
Asked today on CNN to justify his retribution, Fountain said he was offended by the paper's "conflating legal gun owners with some crazed tormented devil up in Newtown," and "wondered how they would like it if their addresses were published."
He went on to note that, since the map was published, he's received emails "from abused women who were under protective order and in hiding and they're terribly afraid that now their names and addresses are all over the Internet and accessible through that map."
Following the outcry over its decision to publish the map, the Journal News released a statement saying it "felt sharing as much information as we could about gun ownership in our area was important in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting."
[screengrab via CNN]