Soooo, what if LynnB or RalphX for that matter had a spouse that was so violent that he/she attacked you and nearly killed you.<quoted text>
I don't think I'd have a problem with that. Responsible gun ownership isn't something that should be hidden. Of course, peoples' privacy should be respected, which isn't something that the criminal element cares about anyway. You have to be registered and fingerprinted to get a carry permit anyway, so it's already a matter of public record.
So you managed to live but the judicial system failed to incarcerate your abusive spouse.
Sooo you decided to move into the country in a different state and buy a firearm to defend yourself from the next attack that would certianly be fatal. Sooo along comes the Journal media outlet that publishes your name, address and the fact that you are carrying a firearm.
Your ex-spouse now knows where you live and that you have a firearm. So he/she is ready to attack you with adaquate weapons to kill you.