New York Newspaper published names/addresses of gun owners

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    I am not a firearms enthusiast, but this was wrong.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blog...opstories.html

    I think we, as a society, have gone way too far in going on witch hunts for anything and everything we view as a threat: gun ownership, mental illness, etc. I wish people would grow up.
    tewdles, VivaLasViejas, lindarn, and 4 others like this.
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    One thing they did for sure, they provided perfect ammunition for those who are aginst registering of firearms. Maybe some people don't realize it but only a very few states, mostly in the north east, requires firearms to be registered. This paper's actions will provide a perfect argument why not to register firearms. I can see it being brought up years from now.
    Personaly I would never register any of my firearms under any circumstanc.
    workingharder, lindarn, HM-8404, and 3 others like this.
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    Well, that is certainly frightening to me. Paint a big target on a house to be robbed while the owners are away just to look and see if you find an unsecured gun to steal. Up until that point a robber had to figure out and perhaps even figure out how to access the info. Just because something is public record does not mean it has to be shared publically.

    I suspect the newspaper did not put out a map, updated weekly, of those on probation or sex offenders. No map will be big enough to show all those. If I know my neighbor well, I might know they have a gun. If they know me well they might know my story about my guns. Other than that it really is no one else's business and puts people at risk. What happens when there is a home invasion to steal the guns and only a child is there who does not know the combination to get the guns. Will that child be injured?

    Responsible journalism is a rule. What is responsible about this?
    kalevra, tewdles, workingharder, and 5 others like this.
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    They could do this to us if they want to. Any and all comers are welcome to come get their sucking chest wounds if they threaten my family's safety in any way.
    tewdles, lindarn, Szasz_is_Right, and 1 other like this.
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    Good thing all my guns were tragically lost in a boating accident
    kalevra, CrufflerJJ, VickyRN, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from wish_me_luck
    I am not a firearms enthusiast, but this was wrong.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blog...opstories.html

    I think we, as a society, have gone way too far in going on witch hunts for anything and everything we view as a threat: gun ownership, mental illness, etc. I wish people would grow up.
    They certainly mad it easy for a criminal to know who DOES NOT have a gun.They may have done more to make those folks a target.
    brandy1017, jtmarcy12, and lindarn like this.
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    Aside from the incredible arrogance and willful disregard for the privacy and security of the gun owners, I wonder... if any of these guns are stolen due to the publishing of this information will the newspaper take any responsibility for any future consequences?
    tewdles, VivaLasViejas, CrufflerJJ, and 4 others like this.
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    I live in the Northeast. In my state, if you want a concealed weapons permit, you have to apply to your local board of selectmen. Your name, address, and request are published on the board's agenda. More often than not, the local newspaper publishes whether your request was granted. I'm not aware in any increase in crime because of this, and I can't recall any gun owner complaining about it.
    NRSKarenRN and GrnTea like this.
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    That's because in the north east, freedom has been systematically beaten out of you. I love living in Arizona, aka America.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
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    I don't think freedom has been beaten out of us. I think the right to know is very much alive. Gun permits are public records.
    NRSKarenRN, TheCommuter, and GrnTea like this.


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