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N.Y. newspaper posts gun permit map

By zzyzzx (75/75 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 8:15am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   1 link   1,700 views   16 comments   watch (1)   share   quote  

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ny-newspaper-posts-gun-permit-map-starts-nasty-online-battle/2012/12/26/747ae7d6-4fb0-11e2-950a-7863a013264b_story.html

The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y., on Saturday posted an interactive map with the names and addresses of handgun permit owners in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties.

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1   zzyzzx (75/75 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 8:16am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

This was an incredibly stupid thing to do. It's either a map for thieves for guns to steal, or a map for thieves for unarmed houses, take your pick!

2   Patrick (388/388 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 8:22am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I agree that there's more of a deterrence effect for everyone if thieves are afraid the occupants of any house might be armed.

3   Ironman (156/168 = 92% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 10:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

zzyzzx says

This was an incredibly stupid thing to do. It's either a map for thieves for guns to steal, or a map for thieves for unarmed houses, take your pick!

I wonder how many of the gun owners are liberals..... after all, it is NY....

4   woppa   2012 Dec 27, 12:18pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Once I move out of NYC, you can count me in on the list of liberal gun owners.

5   Ironman (156/168 = 92% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 12:21pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

woppa says

Once I move out of NYC, you can count me in on the list of liberal gun owners.

Don't move to NJ, it's just as bad!!!

6   New Renter   2012 Dec 27, 12:25pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I've tripwired my yard with claymores. Downside is the girl scouts don't come by selling cookies anymore.

7   HEY YOU (3/3 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 12:28pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Is the gun owners info available to the public in NY?

8   zzyzzx (75/75 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 1:07pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Call it Crazy says

Don't move to NJ, it's just as bad!!!

Obligatory:

9   Ironman (156/168 = 92% civil)   2012 Dec 27, 11:33pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

HEY YOU says

Is the gun owners info available to the public in NY?

Yes, it was posted on a main newspaper site in the cities around NYC on a searchable google map.

10   StillLooking   2012 Dec 28, 12:00am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  


I agree that there's more of a deterrence effect for everyone if thieves are afraid the occupants of any house might be armed.

This is just plain not true. The house with the guns is the much more tempting target. Having guns makes one's life more risky.

11   Ironman (156/168 = 92% civil)   2012 Dec 28, 12:03am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

StillLooking says

Having guns makes one's life more risky.

For who?? The owner or the potential thief?

12   lostand confused (21/21 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 28, 12:09am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Great-both sides are nuts. First it was the extreme rights posting abortion providers names and addresses. Now the extreme left posts gun owners addresses.

But yes, as others have noted, thieves can now find which houses are not armed and go after them, instead of picking houses at random.

13   Ironman (156/168 = 92% civil)   2012 Dec 28, 12:17am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

lostand confused says

But yes, as others have noted, thieves can now find which houses are not armed and go after them, instead of picking houses at random.

I can smell the lawsuits already. When the police catch a guy accused of a violent crime, and the guy said he picked the house based on that map, the lawyers will be lining up by the busload...

14   121212   2013 Jan 5, 4:10am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

and yet the 1st Amendment is more important than the 2nd.

15   Lam   2013 Jan 5, 6:46am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

For the original picture, the sign in the garden of the house pointed to by the arrow could say

"I'm a fireman, I won't be putting out house fires for gun-owning nut jobs. I got the message"

16   HEY YOU (3/3 = 100% civil)   2013 Jan 5, 8:31am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Call it Crazy says

HEY YOU says

Is the gun owners info available to the public in NY?

Yes, it was posted on a main newspaper site in the cities around NYC on a searchable google map.

This was just another one of my sarcastic questions. If people don't like what's in the public domain,they can change the law,move to another state or STFU. I would like to see the fight over attempts to change the law.

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