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NEW YORK'S JOURNAL NEWS TELLS CRIMINALS WHICH HOMEOWNERS ARE UNARMED
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Posted on 12/30/2012 9:37:54 AM PST by SMGFan

When New York's Journal News published an interactive map revealing the names and addresses of legal gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties, their intent seems to have been to heap shame on those gun owners and direct public ire toward them as well. However, one other thing they unwittingly accomplished was letting criminals know which homeowners are unarmed and therefore, which homeowners could be sitting ducks.

Think about it: The release of a list of the homes of legal gun owners is simultaneously a hint at which homeowners are not gun owners.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; secondamendment
Could you legally put up a sign on your lawn saying your neighbor was an easier target than you were? /s
1 posted on 12/30/2012 9:37:59 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

2 posted on 12/30/2012 9:40:43 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SMGFan

Make the JN an accomplice to all burglaries/assaults/robberies in the counties published to date.


3 posted on 12/30/2012 9:42:03 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan

Don’t know about putting up a sign; but it strikes me as interesting that the same liberals who go on and on about privacy are perfectly willing to reveal personal information about citizens who are exercising their legal rights with the hope of adversely affecting those citizens.


4 posted on 12/30/2012 9:44:41 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: SMGFan

Good, now we know which side everybody is on.


5 posted on 12/30/2012 9:46:21 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SMGFan

Sure makes it easier for criminals to find the undefended homes.


6 posted on 12/30/2012 9:48:24 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SMGFan
Gun Free Zones ... for sale! (special limited-time offer, operators are waiting...


7 posted on 12/30/2012 9:49:24 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Arm_Bears
...it strikes me as interesting that the same liberals who go on and on about privacy are perfectly willing to reveal personal information about citizens who are exercising their legal rights with the hope of adversely affecting those citizens.

There's at least two aspects to their thinking. First, they believe that listing the homes of gunowners subjects them to some sort of public shame. Second, and this is creepy, I believe some of them think that the fact that guns may be in the home makes those homes a preferential target, because guns are desirable tools for criminals. The libs don't care if the criminals have to go in "hot" to overwhelm possible resistance.

Of course, the flip-side is that the criminals also know who is unarmed... but that requires a little bit of thinking to perceive the unintended consequence.

8 posted on 12/30/2012 9:49:24 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SMGFan

They should have sold this list.
No thief wants to get caught.
If you can chose a home without a gun owner you would have a greater advantage of success.

This list encourages thirds which homes to choose. Of course some homes have illegal gun owners. It still increases your odds.

Expecting lawsuits against paper for any house robbed not on list.


9 posted on 12/30/2012 9:49:45 AM PST by Morris70
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To: SMGFan

How careless/agenda-driven can you BE? Oh, wait...we’re talking about Socialist Democrats here, Right? Never mind...


10 posted on 12/30/2012 9:50:10 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SMGFan

11 posted on 12/30/2012 9:52:30 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control is it? It's really about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: SMGFan

Free speech? Maybe. Doesn’t exactly encourage
action against neighbor.
No different than the neighbor advertising you have a gun.


12 posted on 12/30/2012 9:54:08 AM PST by Morris70
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To: SMGFan; All
In the U.S.A:

1. Burglars invade 2.5 million homes every year
2. At least 400,000 women get raped every Year
3. Less than 100 people in the U.S.A get killed by mass shooters even though the news media egg them on promises to make them world famous , their shooting stars.

In a country of 330 million people the mass shootings are statistically insignificant. the media/democrats put women and people who live in homes in danger as they seek to empower government and disemopower the individual

Burglary Facts

Every 13 seconds a home intrusion is committed.
2.5 million+ home intrusions are committed each year.

Look at what a black male did to hope melton, raped and beat her to death with a bat:

http://www.wistv.com/story/16407832/victims-final-minutes-caught-on-store-surveillance

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13 posted on 12/30/2012 9:54:31 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Were I of the criminal persuasion (not all of them are dumb), I would opt for the target where I was reasonably confident that no harm would befall me (i.e., the unarmed homes).

Also, the consequences of home invasion/armed robbery are much more dire than those of simple burglary; further increasing the attractiveness of unarmed homes.


14 posted on 12/30/2012 10:00:54 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: Arm_Bears

This shows how warped and stupid the liberal mind is. Why would they think a gun owner would be ashamed of owning guns? I own guns and everybody who knows me is aware of that fact. Gun owners aren’t hiding like the perverted liberals who chase little boys and girls.


15 posted on 12/30/2012 10:02:26 AM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: lonevoice

ping


16 posted on 12/30/2012 10:06:08 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: SMGFan
"However, one other thing they unwittingly accomplished was letting criminals know which homeowners are unarmed and therefore, which homeowners could be sitting ducks."

As I see it, NYJN has given the sitting duck homeowners a good "legal" reason to purchase guns.

17 posted on 12/30/2012 10:13:22 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: dragonblustar
Sure makes it easier for criminals to find the undefended homes.

This is a non-issue since New York law (except in NYC) does not require the registration of long arms and therefore, a criminal can't assume that a house is "undefended" simple because the occupant does not show up on the newspaper website as the registered owner of a handgun. I know many people in Westchester and Rockland Counties who do not have a handgun permit, but do have a Rem 870 or Moss 500 loaded with 00 under the bed

The real problem is that gun thiefs now know what homes to target.

18 posted on 12/30/2012 10:20:39 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: SMGFan

Just because the guns aren’t registered doesn’t mean they aren’t armed...we have several that we inherited that aren’t. Several shotguns and a loaded 38....heck, when you put all the shotguns, rifles and handguns we have, we have a small army going. Someone breaks into my house, registered or not, that gun is going to get used!


19 posted on 12/30/2012 10:34:56 AM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091

I suppose you will be celebrating New Year’s eve on a boat. Make sure to wear your life jacket.


20 posted on 12/30/2012 10:43:25 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: SMGFan

They expanded upon the list again even after somebody published a list of where all the Newspaper employees involved lived. Some of these newspaper employees had guns of their own. I hope if any criminal does go hot they do it there.


21 posted on 12/30/2012 10:46:59 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Democrat_media
...and beat her to death with a bat.

That's weird. I was talking to my boss Friday about all this gun control crap Feinstein is trying to pull. He's a retired cop. He told me that the most common weapon used in murders is a baseball bat.

22 posted on 12/30/2012 11:04:23 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calendar?)
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To: SMGFan
When New York's Journal News published an interactive map revealing the names and addresses of legal gun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties, their intent seems to have been to heap shame on those gun owners and direct public ire toward them as well. However, one other thing they unwittingly accomplished was letting criminals know which homeowners are unarmed and therefore, which homeowners could be sitting ducks.

Was the list "legal gun owners" or CCW permit holders? Makes a big difference as there are a lot of guns that stay at home, under the bed or behind the bedroom door. That would make for a big disappointment for a Home invader.

Regards,
GtG

23 posted on 12/30/2012 11:12:18 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Arm_Bears
In the last 6 months, we had two "crime sprees" in my area.

[a place with virtually no crime due to the Hillbilly Factor]

The first was a copper theft wave.

The second, cars were broken into and everything of value taken.

My neighbors and my dad have always laughed at my signs.

Even though the neighbor, just a hundred yards away got hit *both* times, we never did.

[and the garage where his wiring was stolen is less than 50 feet from my front fence]

My car was unlocked with an iPad, and iPod and and iPhone within plain sight, after having come home from a long trip that day.

The truck had my wedding ring in it, waiting to be worked on by the jeweler and a Garmin on the dash.

The neighbor's car were broken into and ransacked.

So were my parents' vehicles.

They don't snicker about my signs, anymore.

24 posted on 12/30/2012 11:40:39 AM PST by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: SMGFan
Breitbart takes a leap into inaccuracy in that report. As the title reveals :
NEW YORK'S JOURNAL NEWS TELLS CRIMINALS WHICH HOMEOWNERS ARE UNARMED
The actual map published by The Journal News only reveals the addresses of all pistol permit holders The map does not indicate the possession of anything other than pistol permits. There are potentially many other types of weapons in residences - regardless of whether they are flagged on that map.

By doubling down and expanding the initial effort, it's apparent The Journal News will soon discover the-law-of- unintended-consequences readily provides painful and co$tly lessons. This paper and its parent company have exposed themselves to a pandoras box of potential litigation.

25 posted on 12/30/2012 12:58:11 PM PST by wtd
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To: unixfox

If a person is clever they can make a gun in their own garage. I recall a little thing called a Zip Gun. OR most Black Powder weapons are not regulated—at close range an 1860s era six shooter can be devastating. Or what about a crossbow? One shot but at close range it can punch a bolt right though a person. Then there are homemade things—rubberbands —if strong enough, can put a steel brad right though a two by four. Even a squirt gun loaded with toxic things can be awful-—even loaded with lemon juice—aim for the eyes and a foe is blinded. Then there are swords, maces, tomahawks, axes, baseball bats and other things.
ALso a very big dog! A huge animal that will sell his life to defend you. A bad guy better kill it with the first shot—or it will use its last dying breath to rip out his throat! Dogs can’t be intimidated.


26 posted on 12/30/2012 1:42:38 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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