Skip to comments.Inmates Use Newspaper's Gun Map to Threaten Guards
Posted on 01/06/2013 8:16:22 AM PST by Nachum
The entirely predictable consequences of the Journal News' decision to publish a map of gun-owners marches on
Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger.
"They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.
Robert Riley, an officer with the White Plains Police Department and president of its Patrolmans Benevolent Association, agreed.
"You have guys who work in New York City who live up here. Now their names and addresses are out there, too," he said adding that there are 8,000 active and retired NYPD officers currently living in Rockland County.
Local lawmakers also say that they intend to introduce legislation that prevents information about legal gun owners from being released to the public.
Please don't offer the Journal News' editorial staff an easy out by claiming they're too dumb or ill-informed to have possibly seen this coming. That a decision to publish the names and addresses of legal gun owners would prove useful to our criminal class had to be part of the editorial team's calculation. But because they're obviously a bunch of out-of-control, anti-gun zealots, they likely considered the fallout worth it.
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I think they did something else in that war but it usually worked to get the English to move on down the road.
Beheading! That's it, they'd get beheaded.
too bad. they should advertize where they live like Ann Barnhart does and dare someone to come for them, instead of whining.
Or the inmates could simply look up the guards in the phone book.
Can't look up unlisted numbers.
I don’t think so!
They simply don’t give a damn.
Ask and they’ll tell you they don’t care that this put cops and battered women at risk.
They don’t care that this provides a map for burglars and rapists.
It is not possible to have taken this action without being aware of the consequences.
Thus, they are not “unintended”.
It becomes a problem now when someone can find out where a cop lives, but not for law-abiding citizens. It is the same mentality that assures, completely ASSURES, that the minimum reponse time to ANY 911 call ensues when the words “Officer Down” are spoken.
Journal News can be culpable for aiding and abetting under any statute anywhere.
What Falco and the other “Gatekeepers” need to do is to respect the 2nd amendment and issue pistol permits for those who want them. If there were trained, knowledgable and capable pistol users on every street and in every household, the thugs would not dare bother people.
One judge determines whether or not you desereve the privilege of expressing your 2nd amendment rights.
And then, unless you are “more-equal” than the others, you get a premises only, sportsman’s permit. So many friends have had such a run-around with the permitting process. It’s much worse now than back in the day . . .
Falco needs to get behind constitutional carry for Rockland county. He is a long-time serving LEO and won with BIG support of all the ‘gubmint unions, so don’t hold your breath. They’ll just keep militarizing the police.
Remember, with local LEO’s your a “civilian” not a “citizen”.
Police officers usually take steps to make their home addresses very difficult to find.
Guard could tell the inmate “I know exactly where you live.”
"You put peoples' lives in danger. Sweet dreams, son."
If people can gather the info that is public, I will do a YouTube showing the homes with addresses of those responsible as well as celebrities who are anti-gun (although they have security) and politicians like Schumer and Feinstein.
Once such a list exists, perhaps it should be public. I understand the obvious disadvantages of such a list existing, but if it exists, then perhaps it should be public, and everybody should be on it.
What is truly wrong is for government employees to get a pass on laws which apply to everyone else.
If everyone who owned or possessed a firearm, or a handgun in some states, or had a permit to carry was on a public list I imagine that suddenly the law enforcement community would have less interest in supporting legislation requiring such lists, since they'd be on them too. Their interests would be aligned with those of other law abiding gun owners, as they should be.