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N.Y. newspaper posts gun permit map

By zzyzzx   2012 Dec 27, 8:15am   1 link   2,020 views   11 comments   watch (1)   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   569/569 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 27, 8:16am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

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   1774/1774 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 27, 8:22am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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   woppa     2012 Dec 27, 12:18pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

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

4   New Renter     2012 Dec 27, 12:25pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

5   HEY YOU   580/580 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 27, 12:28pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

6   zzyzzx   569/569 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 27, 1:07pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Call it Crazy says

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

Obligatory:

7   StillLooking     2012 Dec 28, 12:00am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    


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.

8   lostand confused   210/210 = 100% civil   2012 Dec 28, 12:09am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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.

9   121212     2013 Jan 5, 4:10am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

10   Lam     2013 Jan 5, 6:46am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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"

11   HEY YOU   580/580 = 100% civil   2013 Jan 5, 8:31am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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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