21 January 2013
Why Publish Gun Holders
2013-0100.htm NY Pistol Permit Owners January 20, 2013
A sends (full message withheld by request):
Why do you continue to publish New York State pistol permit holders?
Cryptome: The information is publicly available but not easily found due
to a political and media campaign to obscure it. What is not public and should
be is information about official weapon holders which far out number citizen
holders. And this does not include those who control military weapons which
far exceed official and citizen holders.
The debate over citizen gun holders is used to divert attention from a much
more serious and irresponsible weaponizing of the United States and countries
around the globe, the extent of which is kept secret and beyond citizen access.
Governments kill more people than citizens, the US among them as the number
one exporter of armaments, the top military nation, the foremost pracititioner
and proponent of national security secrets fundamentally based on secrets
The best protection of democracy is to provide much greater information about
all weapons, the weapons industry, investors, inventors, and their proponents.
The harm caused to humans and the environment by increased global weaponization
and wars which inevitably follow exceeds global warming. And too few
policymakers, scientists, engineers and academics have the courage to state
the truth about their complicity.
Clean-up of weapons manufacture -- especially for weapons of mass destruction
-- and evermore sophisticated lucrative weapons-driven warmaking -- its
calamitous destruction, death and injuries to civilians far outpacing that
of military casualties -- has become the principal drain on all nations'
expenditures and increased long-term indebtnesses to those who profit from
the Ponzi scheme of weapons and war financing.
The worst effect is the decrease in democratic accountability and increased
totalitarianism of secret government to manipulate public support for the
exhorbitant expense of secrecy concerning weaponry and concomitant decline
in government services to the public.
Gun control and climate control need not divert from truly serious consideration
of worse threats cloaked in national security secrecy.