It’s bad enough when newspapers do it but when the city you live in decides to do it . . . And it gets picked-up by Drudge . . . Apparently it was standard practice for Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections to publish information on anyone appealing the denial of a gun permit, even if that permit is later granted. From

Over the summer, L&I posted on its website Lawrence’s full name, address and the specific reasons he wanted the permit - along with an interactive map to help users find their way to his doorstep.

The information was yanked from L&I’s site at the request of police, but Lawrence and other angry gun owners - some who say the disclosure may have jeopardized their jobs - want the city held accountable. Lawsuits are likely.

Such lists only serve two purposes, to inform people about what their neighbors are doing, and to provide “shopping lists” for home burglars.