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N.Y. Website Posts Map Of People With Gun Permits, Draws Criticism

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#1 Bigfatbillsfan

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

I know that we have a bunch of gun threads here but I think this one deserves it's own thread since this really isn't about whether or not you should be able to own a gun.  This is about whether or not your ownership of a gun should be public knowledge.

Does this take it to the point of treating gun owners like sexual preditors?

http://www.npr.org/b...mpaign=20121226

Sorry forgot the link in my first post.

View PostBigfatbillsfan, on 26 December 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

I know that we have a bunch of gun threads here but I think this one deserves it's own thread since this really isn't about whether or not you should be able to own a gun.  This is about whether or not your ownership of a gun should be public knowledge.

Does this take it to the point of treating gun owners like sexual preditors?

http://www.npr.org/b...mpaign=20121226




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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

A blogger has taken on the righteous task of "outing" douchebag sanctimonius journalists:

http://christopherfo...-for-the-goose/

Edited by RkFast, 26 December 2012 - 04:00 PM.


#3 ExiledInIllinois

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Why should it be a problem?  Nobody will mess w/the gun owners right?  Or that is what they say... Who is gonna do that?  Afterall, the map points to all the people who DO NOT own guns... The criminals will just prey on them, right?

Of course I am being sarcastic...

Actually, the opposite will happen... The criminal would take their gun and target the houses WITH guns!  Of course wait until the homeowner is away... Look, more guns to steal and use illegally!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Since this relates to a school shooting. it makes you wonder how this same newspaper would react if someone posted on the internet the names, home addresses and telephone numbers of all single female teachers in New York State (teachers' licenses are public information as well).

BTW, gun license information is NOT available to the public in many states, including Texas.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

View PostRkFast, on 26 December 2012 - 04:00 PM, said:

A blogger has taken on the righteous task of "outing" douchebag sanctimonius journalists:

http://christopherfo...-for-the-goose/

That's awesome.  Let's hope they received some nice calls during Christmas.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

Now lets see what happens if we cross reference this with the Obama app:
https://itunes.apple...=8&ign-mpt=uo=2

Single
Female
Lives Alone
Non-Gun Owner

Forward!

Edited by /dev/null, 26 December 2012 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

You don't say. I'm shocked, I tell you... shocked!
Glad to see someone had the gnads to post the editor's home coordinates.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

In a twist of irony the news paper was excersizing their 1st amenent right to expose the 2nd amenent. Wadafaq?!?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:13 AM

What is the big deal?  Gun ownership is about a deterrent to anybody messing with you.  One would think gun owners would welcome the publicity...

The second calls for "a well regulated militia."  Seems this map is appropriate.  Now we know who to call when mustering up the general defense.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Are Gun Owners Now Going To Be Stigmatized Like Sex Offenders?

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“I think it’s an attempt at intimidation. I wonder if any of those whose addresses were published are immediate family members of federal officials or employees, and covered by 18 USC Section 119, which prohibits publishing home addresses for intimidation. Or if the internet publication of home addresses of gun owners can be considered cyber stalking, cyber-bullying, harassment or invasion of privacy under state laws? Just because the information is available under a FOIA request, does that mean it can be publicly disseminated? I’m sure they checked with their lawyers and felt like they were on safe ground, but I hope somebody sues them.”

Of course, my first thought on seeing the map was “That’s more gun owners than I would have expected for such a deep-blue area where guns are demonized.” Instead of marginalizing people, the effect may be more like How bad can it be if so many respectable people are doing it?

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#11 Gary M

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

View PostGhost of a Smurf, on 27 December 2012 - 04:30 AM, said:

Sexual Preditors as well as Felons with illegal firearms arent going to register with any database you can track.

sex offender registry for NY

http://criminaljusti...earch_index.jsp

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

View PostGary M, on 27 December 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:

sex offender registry for NY

http://criminaljusti...earch_index.jsp
Not what he meant.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Why is this intimidation?  Again, one would think they would welcome this publication.  People would read the list and say: "Oh, look!  Stay away from 3232 Mockingbird Lane... That's where the Smith's live and they pack heat."  What a perfect thing!  Lists and maps don't imtimidate, fire power does... Or that is what the NRA would lead you to believe.  <_<

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

View PostExiledInIllinois, on 27 December 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

Why is this intimidation?  Again, one would think they would welcome this publication.  People would read the list and say: "Oh, look!  Stay away from 3232 Mockingbird Lane... That's where the Smith's live and they pack heat."  What a perfect thing!  Lists and maps don't imtimidate, fire power does... Or that is what the NRA would lead you to believe.  <_<

How would you feel if somebody put up a map showing where all the government employees lived?  Would you take the opportunity to welcome the grateful people coming to thank you for all those korean catfish you bitchslapped?   Or would you see it as an invasion of your privacy?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

View PostExiledInIllinois, on 27 December 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

Why is this intimidation?  Again, one would think they would welcome this publication.  People would read the list and say: "Oh, look!  Stay away from 3232 Mockingbird Lane... That's where the Smith's live and they pack heat."  What a perfect thing!  Lists and maps don't imtimidate, fire power does... Or that is what the NRA would lead you to believe.  <_<
Only in your mind does this make any sort of sense.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

View PostMagox, on 27 December 2012 - 12:27 PM, said:

Only in your mind does this make any sort of sense.

Okay... Tell me why this lack of privacy should bother anybody?  Who cares who knows who has weapons?  In the end, the gun is the ultimate intimidator.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

View PostExiledInIllinois, on 27 December 2012 - 12:10 PM, said:

Why is this intimidation?  Again, one would think they would welcome this publication.  People would read the list and say: "Oh, look!  Stay away from 3232 Mockingbird Lane... That's where the Smith's live and they pack heat."  What a perfect thing!  Lists and maps don't imtimidate, fire power does... Or that is what the NRA would lead you to believe.  <_<

So a bad guy starts casing my street, he sees my pickup with an NRA sticker and a gun rack, goes down the street a little ways and sees a SAAB with an Obama sticker. which house do you think he enters?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

View Post/dev/null, on 27 December 2012 - 12:15 PM, said:

How would you feel if somebody put up a map showing where all the government employees lived?  Would you take the opportunity to welcome the grateful people coming to thank you for all those korean catfish you bitchslapped?   Or would you see it as an invasion of your privacy?

I could care less.  Anyway, I don't hurt the fish... I just let them swim through to the lakes... :P   Now if some crazed Michigander comes looking for me, am I allowed to pack heat?  I mean come, it isn't like the people on the list don't have protection.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

View PostGhost of a Smurf, on 27 December 2012 - 02:50 PM, said:

The last person I arrested for failure to register as a sex offender lived 500 feet from a children's amusement park.  He spent 12 hours in jail before getting released and disappearing again.

Capital punishment = no repeat offenders.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

I see the problem now.  Some people on the gun list are already the paranoid, anti-government wackos.  This list and map could be a problem...