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Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners’ Names and Addresses
ABC News ^ | 12/24/12

Posted on 12/25/2012 12:31:16 PM PST by dontreadthis

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 York’s 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 paper’s 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. “How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families…,” wrote commenter George Thompson.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism
KEYWORDS: banglist; foia; guncontrol; liberalmedia; secondamendment
link to the map: http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-
1 posted on 12/25/2012 12:31:19 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

The criminals now have a better idea of which homes not to commit hot burglaries at....


2 posted on 12/25/2012 12:35:21 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: dontreadthis
There are days when I wish I had a law license. Talk about a slam dunk lawsuit.
3 posted on 12/25/2012 12:35:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: TheDon
Yup, the bad guys now know who doesn't have a gun. The non-gun-owners should be much more upset than the gun owners. Nefarious people strongly prefer gun-free zones.
4 posted on 12/25/2012 12:43:46 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: dontreadthis
If I lived there and didn't own a gun, I'd sue.

Imagine that, a paper publishing for criminals (maybe some can read) all of the "safety zones" where they can rape and plunder with no worries.

5 posted on 12/25/2012 12:46:06 PM PST by Positive (Nothing is sadder than to see a beautiful theory murdered by a gang of brutal facts.)
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To: dontreadthis

People should definitely boycott the newspaper’s advertisers.

http://www.pepepreowned.com/

http://www.empirecitycasino.com/

http://www.westy.com/


6 posted on 12/25/2012 12:46:39 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: dontreadthis

How can I get my name on this list?


7 posted on 12/25/2012 12:56:42 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

that’s the attitude that will thwart these libs’ attempts at intimidation. if these lists were published nationwide, permits would skyrocket as people off the lists came to feel exposed as defenseless


8 posted on 12/25/2012 1:12:46 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

The editors’ names and addresses should be published.


9 posted on 12/25/2012 1:15:18 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: dontreadthis

Somebody at Wordpress.com posted the name address and phone number of the publisher. Plus went on zillow.com and posted pictures of the outside & inside of her million dollar house. Now any criminal that is thinking about robbing a house they have the floor plan. And, I ‘m sure there are now guns in this house.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 1:18:28 PM PST by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 23 Everest

“And, I ‘m sure there are now guns in this house.”
and in Feinstein’s house as well.


11 posted on 12/25/2012 1:23:50 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: dontreadthis

Check out http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=46188#comments for an update on this.

It seems the reporter who wrote it has a S&W 686 and a permit to keep at home in New York.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 1:34:41 PM PST by Random Access
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To: dontreadthis

A list of the gun ownership status of the editorial board, writers and owners of this paper should be compiled, and published, along with home addresses, to a website. A link should be sent to each of those listed. FOIA being sacrosanct, maybe there’s a burglar chat room that would be interested in this list too.


13 posted on 12/25/2012 1:38:58 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: dontreadthis

I live in one of the two counties where this newspaper is published. The mental midgets there thought they would strike a blow for gun control by doing this... as if owning a gun is a stigma. Earth to Newspaper Pigmys: Most people who own guns are not trying to hide it from anyone. All you have succeeded in doing is to advertise to criminals those households they should stay away from and, by deduction, all those households they can safely target.


14 posted on 12/25/2012 2:10:21 PM PST by AdaGray
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To: AdaGray

I’d say a lawsuit to bankrupt the newspaper is in order. That’s walking over the line IMO and done to punish the handgun owners in the recent anti-gun climate. Their intention was clear. Now they will find out there are
consequences when you engage in such idiocy.


15 posted on 12/25/2012 3:57:39 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Random Access

I bet he NEVER writes a stupid article like that again...lol


16 posted on 12/25/2012 4:00:43 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: dontreadthis

How many crimes have been committed by these legally licensed permit holders? Self defense is not a crime.


17 posted on 12/25/2012 4:21:37 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Huskrrrr
How can I get my name on this list?

Back in the 80's, when car phones were starting to take off, you could either spend hundreds of $$$ on the real thing, or spend $2 at the local auto parts store for a fake antenna to glue on your back window.

I would gladly pay $2 to get on that list of gun owners.

(PS to clever burglars reading this post. Don't even think about it. I own an attack Beagle.)

18 posted on 12/25/2012 4:28:39 PM PST by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: jsanders2001

Don’t ever underestimate the stupid of our classically trained professional journalists. And certainly don’t bet against their stupid.


19 posted on 12/25/2012 5:04:11 PM PST by Random Access
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To: LurkingSince1943

I’m on the list.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 5:10:09 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Time to put out the “proud owner of a weapon” sign.


21 posted on 12/25/2012 5:57:10 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You can't bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I sure would be more worried if I was on the no guns list. Never underestimate the ignorance of the media. Just another reason why its better to live in Texas than NY. Idiots.


22 posted on 12/25/2012 8:15:03 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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