Skip to comments.If the govt can share your gun permit data with the public, why not your tax & income data too?
Posted on 01/08/2013 11:17:47 AM PST by Starman417
In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut last month a newspaper serving the New York City suburbs, The Journal News, decided to post to its website the names and addresses of all of the legal gun owners in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. Gun owners were outraged. In response a blogger posted the names and addresses of the key players at the newspapers editorial staff. The Journal, a unit of USA Today publisher Gannett, accessed the names and addresses via a Freedom Of Information request which makes most government data available to the public.
This is a blatant misuse of government data and the government is complicit in that misuse. The state of New York requires that all handguns be registered. That means that in order to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights, a law abiding citizen must request permission from the state of New York, something they dont have to do with the freedom of religion, speech or anything else in the Constitution. (This doesnt apply to owning a rifle, only handguns.) Bad enough that citizens must ask, but whats worse, New York is a May issue state, which means that the state has the right to say No, you are not allowed to exercise your 2nd Amendment right. A denial can only be overturned in court if the denial is shown to be arbitrary and capricious. And dont forget, in the case of New York City, the people making that decision are part of the same government that thinks its reasonable to ban large sodas.
If perchance the government deigns to allow you to own a gun in New York, and if you then want to carry that gun outside your home, youll now have to request permission for that separately and that does apply to long guns as well. The state or local authorities then get to decide if you have a good reason to carry one. It doesnt matter if you believe you need it for self defense, what matters is whether or not you can convince them that you need it for self defense.
So now that the government of New York has forced its citizens to beg for permission in order to exercise their Constitutional right to bear arms, it then keeps all their names and addresses in a database that it then shares with just about anyone who asks.
Of course this is a bonanza for criminals. Now they know where they can go to steal guns. Or they can know in advance which homes will require extra firepower or more men because the owner may be armed. Whats more, criminals are now able to use the database to harass and threaten police and prison guards and their families. At the same time victims who have fled domestic abuse and who have successfully navigated the gun licensing maze now have their names and addresses published for their tormenters to find.
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Actually, my first guess is because of the Social Security Number. It isn’t (at least wasn’t) supposed to be used for Identification purposes. The old cards used to say “Not to be used for Identification Purposes” however, the new ones do not....
What do you think they’re going to do now that they have our medical information? :)
I believe that day could come, and soon, as the political demagogues and community organizers incite mobs to demand more tribute (err, taxes) from “the rich”
And your electronic medical records under Obamacare.....I wouldn’t bet on those being secure from the media, either.
1. They need to do more ads with other people other than just women. Women are hardly the only group that needs guns for self protection.
Specifically - single male. I live alone, and don’t like the odds of having several guys gang up against me. Father with a family. An elderly couple. A person in a wheelchair. A short person.
There are so many disparity of force examples that also need to be illustrated to drive the point home.
2. Why not share who’s had abortions in the neighborhood?
3. Let’s share all the people who are public school teachers and where they live.
4. Let’s publish where all the known felons are living.
These propagandists make me sick. Modern day witch hunt attempting to make innocent law-abiding gun owners out to be the CRIMINALS with guns.
Where the guns are. How about where the damn criminals are?
Friggin msm libtard propagandists.
They are trying to "stigmatize" legal gun owners. Put the gun owners name in the newspaper as if the newspaper is providing a service to the public.
This is a dog whistle and is intended to cause hysteria among the general population.
Data security on the “cloud” is a facade. There is no such thing and it will prove to bite us collectively in the keyster.
Yeah, publish the addresses of all elected representatives.
Medical data is next under nation healthcare.....
We could greatly reduce food stamp abuse if the names and addresses of everyone with an EBT card were released. You would be surprised how many of your friends and neighbors are buying their steaks and crab legs with an EBT card while you struggle to afford hamburger.
In November 1938 the Nazis demanded that the Jews turn in their guns. They knew exactly where these guns were due to registration laws.
5) Publish the names and addresses of all union members.
That is the scariest part, and it is the thing that makes black market gun sales thrive.
Of course they are, they are deliberating making no distinction between law abiding gun owners and armed criminals. On purpose.
It’s called transference, or projection. Potato, potata.
Basically channeling anger from the real danger to a scapegoat. 1984 had the two minutes hate where they railed against “Goldstein”.
Gun owners are Goldstein. In general politicians deflect anger away from themselves and onto a chosen Goldstein group of people. the ever-changing, nebulous “the rich”. “Gun owners”.