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    Newspaper sparks outrage for publishing names, addresses of gun owners

    Newspaper sparks outrage for publishing names, addresses of gun owners - CNN.com

    Personally, I want the bad guys to know there is a gun owner living in my house. Though I'll feel bad for my neighbor when they get robbed instead.

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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    It's hard to know what the editorial staff at this newspaper was thinking when they decided to expend the resources to put together this interactive map.

    How do they think it serves the public interest to make a one stop shop for finding out who holds a gun permit in their neighborhoods? This info was part of the public record so anyone who wanted to know which neighbors had gun permits could do so already. Why was such a map unimportant prior to the Sandy Hook massacre?

    It smacks of emotional opportunism, and unfairly puts a red "A" on the breasts of legal permit holders.
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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    The names and addresses of the two counties' permit-holding residents were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The website notes that the map does not indicate whether the residents own handguns, only that they are legally able to, and that the data do not pertain to rifles or shotguns -- which can be bought without a permit.....snip~


    Good thing the list doesn't include Shotguns and Rifles. Hope they keep a watch out from now forward on that Crime stat with Home Burglaries and Home invasions.

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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    Another good reason all attempts at gun registration should be resisted.

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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Letusreason View Post
    Another good reason all attempts at gun registration should be resisted.
    This was not even about registration or ownership, this was about renting your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I call a requirement for paying a state/county/city gov't rent "infringement" when all that they are "renting" is my basic Constitutional rights back to me. Why is this nonsense permitted? Are those citizens not on "the list" denied their Constitutional rights simply because they chose not to pay the latest "right rental" fee locally imposed? I am sure that there are far more gun owners than those listed, but they were simply smart enough not to pay extra for what the Constitution grants to all, free of charge and without public announcement of their "too rich" users. I am not "too rich" so I will not pay rights rental fees, I will take my chances that a judge will find this nonsense to be "infringement" and demand that this "rights rental" listing cease immediately.
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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    I certainly hope the owners have safes, security systems and the local cops have improved their response times. While the criminals now know which houses not to go to when the owner is home, if they want guns, then they also know which ones to go to when the owner isn't home.
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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    Correct me if I am wrong, but everyone here seems to think that if the bad guys know you have guns, they will stay away. I would say the knowledge of gun ownership brings a certain type of thief. One who is looking for guns and a safe.

    One thing that makes someone more bold is intel. If they know more about your residence then the one down the street, they are going to go after yours.
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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The names and addresses of the two counties' permit-holding residents were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The website notes that the map does not indicate whether the residents own handguns, only that they are legally able to, and that the data do not pertain to rifles or shotguns -- which can be bought without a permit.....snip~


    Good thing the list doesn't include Shotguns and Rifles. Hope they keep a watch out from now forward on that Crime stat with Home Burglaries and Home invasions.
    These sorts of lists shouldn't exist in the first place.
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    Re: Newspaper helps ensure safety of registered gun owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    These sorts of lists shouldn't exist in the first place.
    Took this paper the Journal to go thru Freedom of Info Acts to get the Information as to what what public knowledge anyways. They must have thought it would be like Putting a Red Letter A on their Foreheads. Course these lists would then also be around for any invading force to access and seek out those that could be a problem too. Let alone our own Government.

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