Former Marine who posted journalist’s address on Facebook slammed with 24-hour ban

According to a post at the Facebook page Armed Forces Tea Party:

Gary Stein, AFTP Founder, has been blocked from FB for 24 hours for posting the address of the journalist that published the NY gun owners information in the NY Journal.

As you may have read, bloggers and others using social media have been sharing the names and home addresses of journalists working for WestChester, NY’s Journal News, after the paper decided to publish an interactive map of legal firearm owners’ homes.

Stein, then a U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, formed the Armed Forces Tea Party Facebook group in March 2010, and began getting the wrong kind of attention from his superiors for his online activities. Though the posts were removed, and he promised not to comment on military matter, that wasn’t the end of the story.

Last April, Stein received a dishonorable discharge after criticizing President Obama March 1 “on a Facebook page used by Marine meteorologists.” He wrote: “Screw Obama and I will not follow all orders from him.” He later claimed that he meant only unlawful orders.

In Stein’s absence from Facebook , one of his “friends” has kindly reposted the information for “NY Journal ‘columnist’ (one who propagates journalistic abuse) Dwight R. Worley.”

Sadly, it’s doubtful that this will be the last Facebook infraction for the former Marine. Before his ban, Stein commented:

So some people are upset that I post the info on the columnist that posted the home addresses of ccw holders in NY… Well… Go pound sand.

(Hat tip Jeff Boot)
-Becca Lower

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