Skip to comments.Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners’ Names and Addresses
Posted on 12/25/2012 6:07:09 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore
A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area.
Hundreds of residents in New Yorks Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun.
The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the website, many of them voicing outrage at the papers decision to make the information public.
This is CRAZY!! why in the world would you post every licensed gun owner information?? What do you hope to accomplish by doing this. This is the type of thing you do for sex offenders not law abiding gun owners. What next? should i hang a flag outside my house that says I own a gun? I am canceling my subscription with your paper today!!! said commenter Curtis Maenza.
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link to The Journal News article which published the names and addresses with an interactive map of some carry permits which are outdated.
Quite the uproar going on.
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One of the questions asked is why would a paper do this.
The answer is simple -—intimidation.
Another sentence stated that this is what is done for sex offenders. This newspaper equates gun owners with sex offenders. In their minds one is as bad as the other.
Evidently this paper feels it can survive without the business given them by gun owners and Conservatives. They feel they can make it with the liberal trade.
Maybe they can liberals seem to have the momentum these days.
I haven’t really thought it through, bu my initial impression is, I don’t think I’d care. In fact, I might be inclined to apply for a permit just to have it published, i.e., “Don’t mess with this guy!”
What progressive "smarm".
A map of the safest houses in the area
A map of the safest houses in the area
The socialists might be doing a good job at stampeding the sheeple these days, but we still have the guns.
If you are a criminal in need of a gun, now you know where to find one.
Just 12 days ago, Jimmie Hoffa Jr. told us we’re going to have a civil war, and you can’t really have a proper war without assault weapons.
Gun registration is a moot point today, in the era of data-mining.
If you ever bought a rifle mag or ammo with a credit card, they know what you have got. And me, and all of us.
A road map for criminals of where NOT to go:
All the people that work for this paper should have their address, phone number, stock holdings and such published. The first amendment people should have had their data published first, that is unless they publish with a quill pin.
So there is no doubt, I proudly fly my Gadsden flag every day in front of my home. No one in my neighborhood has complained to me or seems to care. Few of them own guns, some don’t but they know when the SHTF, they will be under the aegis of whatever protection I can provide.
One more point, with the exception of the doc who got his medical training paid for by joining the military, no one in eye sight of my home is a veteran, kind of annoys me but I go with the flow as long as that flow does not try to back up on me.
if there is ANY increase in home break-ins over the next month or so, and those homes just happen to NOT own a gun... I would sue that paper for giving the criminals a list of safe homes to hit
That is one reason I carry cash when I buy ammo. Never use a credit card for ammo these days. It’s probably been 20 years since I paid for ammo with a card, and that was most likely .22 or 12 gage bird shot.
One paper in Florida did this a few years ago with the Names and Addresses of licensed Concealed Carry people. Of course it is available from the state if you are so inclined. Try to get any ID of someone off their Driver’s License record and LOL with that though.
The only exception was for those who had requested confidentiality due to prior law enforcement experiance. Fortunately those did not get published.
The more I think about these activities, the more my blood boils.