Skip to comments.FORMER NYC MAYORAL CANDIDATE ACTUALLY COMPARES GUN OWNERS TO CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS
Posted on 01/08/2013 3:29:27 PM PST by neverdem
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Thursday, former New York City mayoral candidate and author Mark Green advocated for new legislation that would allow people to identify and locate gun owners who lived in their neighborhoods. He compared it to the already existing “Megan’s Law,” which lets citizens know if a convicted sex offender lives near them.
Then he flat-out compared sex offenders to gun owners.
If we have a Megans Law — because I think almost everyone might agree — that if youre a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because theyre in your home, safe, but maybe they could hurt someone else, Green said, adding Same thing with guns.”
There may be people who think the more concealed weapons, the better. Fine. Live in Texas or Florida, he said.
Green was reacting to the Journal News’ decision to publish the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in two New York counties. The obvious flaw in Green’s argument is that legal gun owners are not criminals and therefore no reasonable rationale exists to place gun owners on some sort of database similar to that of a sex offender registry.
Even Michael Smerconish, Chris Matthews’ fill-in host, disagreed with Green’s assessment and said he was not comparing lawful gun owners with convicted child molesters in any way.
However, Smerconish did agree that gun owner information should be publicly available. Putnam County, N.Y., Executive Maryellen Odell disagreed and said releasing lawful gun owners’ information was an invasion of privacy.
Watch the clip via MSNBC below:
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Alinsky's Rule 12: Destroy the Individual
Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
Also all those with even the most minimal criminal record as they have to start somewhere and work their way up to real crimes.