Monday, December 24, 2012

Paper publishes gun owner's names and addresses

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.
MORE OF THIS BULLSHIT HERE

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I'm not the suing kind but if any of those folks have their house broken into or catch any shit from their liberal neighbors they should sue that newspaper out of business.

10 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

One of the reasons that I sent to Florida for my CCW instead of getting it here in NC. Just send them your DD 214 in lieu of a class, along with the fee and application.

David343 said...

Gun Owners need to make a concerted effort to find and publish the names and addresses of as many employees of the journal paper as possible. Start with the reporter and the editors of this story, Let's see if they still think this is a good tactic.

John said...

Or, as someone pointed out on another forum, criminals can check the map to find houses where there's less chance of meeting armed resistance...

Sevesteen said...

When Ohio got CCW, media claimed they needed to be able to verify whether license holders were really law abiding, so the Sheriff's CCW license file was a public record. Several big-city newspapers published their county's entire list...so we passed a law that allows news to ask 'does John Doe have a license", but isn't allowed to write anything down. Now some liberals are complaining that it is to hide people who shouldn't have a license.

Sarthurk said...

That's why I don't have a CHP. Our local Sheriff stated once that he would never allow that info to be released, but the fact of the matter is that FOIA laws are undermining our privacy and are in conflict with the constitution, and this should be stopped. Likewise, FOIA laws would likely be subject to any federal background check when purchasing a firearm.
Bottom line is that the bad guys won't know I'm packin' until it's too late.

Stock up on some large bore PVC plumbing pipe and end caps. That's my New Years resolution!

Tim said...

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.

-Adolph Hitler

Anonymous said...

I agree. I'm thinking class action lawsuit, and an injunction preventing them from ever publishing another paper again. Take it to 'em.

wirecutter said...

Sarthurk - I agree with you as far as the permit, however now is the time to be digging those motherfuckers up, not burying them.

Brock - CA doesn't recognize any other state's permits.

Jason said...

That's nobodys fucking business who has a gun or permit. Fuck those assholes for publishing this stuff. Some things should not be public record, let the bad guys find 'em the hard way.

Glenn B said...

So in effect what these heroes of the left, in the media, have done is not only to let the more brazen criminals know where they can try to steal guns but they also told the more cowardly which places to avoid. That is if the less brazen want to break and enter and then commit burglary, robbery, rape or murder with less chance of being shot by a pistol owning resident who is defending himself or herself. What a bunch, in my opinion, of outright arseholes are the folks who obtained this info and then published it.