If you want to understand the disconnect between pro gun and anti gun forces in the United States, look no further than the controversy over publishing the names and addresses of New Yorkers with permits to own guns.
Last month, The Journal News published the names and addresses of 44,000 permitted gun owners in two Hudson Valley counties. This week, Gawker.com put up the names of gun permit holders in the five boroughs.
The result has been a raging controversy over whether publicizing such information is appropriate or wise. Journalists have been threatened and had their own personal information posted online.
But lost in the debate is a large truth: These expositions of information, intended to provide lists and maps of the guns and owners who might endanger us, did the opposite. They pinpoint the guns and people that mostly aren't going to be involved in crimes.
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