In an accompanying piece, [JN] had said that some citizens “would like lawmakers to expand the amount of information the public can find out about gun owners” after the Newtown massacre.
Fountain swung back at that response.
“Well, she could have just published the number of gun permits, which is actually quite small, if she wanted to show an issue that there are 2,000 legally registered guns in her county, fine,” he said. “But the fact that they put the addresses — I’ve received e-mails 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.”
He added that he was giving the paper a taste of its own medicine.
“The media has been exposing, harassing personal details of people for a long time,” Fountain said. “I don’t believe I’m escalating, I believe I’m punching back.
“My original point in posting this was to just show those particular reporters and the publisher what it feels like,” he continued.