Its a do not rob list.
Well, the media are controlled by liberals and that is not the message they want people to get. They want everyone afraid of guns. Maybe people will now start to realize that criminals rarely, if ever, target those they know have guns (or believe that they do).
It’s just plain nuts to make this information public.
Even here in Canada, when the Liberals foisted the long-gun registry on us, they had sense enough to make access to the database restricted (law enforcement only). Of course, that didn’t stop information leaking out, or hacks — but, the principle was sound. This sort of information is dangerous in the wrong hands. (Government agencies would also be “wrong hands” — but, that’s another topic.)
Of course, the Liberals weren’t worried about the safety of the firearms owners — they just didn’t want to make it easy for anyone interested in stealing firearms.
Every victim of a burglary in those counties for the next 15 years should sue Gannett.
Well, if we were living in an alternate universe, we could have the US House do some good by writing legislation making it illegal to release public lists of registered gun owners. Of course we would have to find some US House members that still know how to write bills. Seems like the President and the Senate writes all the bills now.
Put a sign in your yard with a picture of a pistol and the words “We don’t call 911” and watch the liberals scream. But it’s okay if the newspaper does it.
The fundamental question is does the First Amendment protect the media from torts it inflicts on others?
They need a class action lawsuit against the paper and its officers, editors and the author. They need to lose. I susptect there’s a sharpie just waiting for a victim to step forward.
I agree wholeheartedly with the author, however, a problem also develops because many of those homeowners work in New York and cannot carry their guns with them. So, now I know that ten people in your neighborhood have guns and work in New York.....those are the homes I hit because there is a gun there and no one is home....just the gun.
That was immediately obvious to anyone with a functioning IQ above 70.
Obviously it didn't occur to that newspaper staff. So much for U.S. "journalism" and its "journalists".
What Walter T Shaw and his ilk also know is people who work for the Journal don't own guns...
"Oh what a tangled web we weave... "...
I wonder how many people who were not sure about becoming an owner now believe they HAVE TO become owners inorder to stay on the “do not rob” list.