Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade.
The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need weapons know where they can steal them.
I absolutely agree that it was totally assinine to do what they did...first of all...professional burglars LOVE GUNS they can sell guns on the street like candy to babies and make BIG money off them...Professional burglars do not indescriminately run around breaking into buildings and homes...they can spend weeks watching and planning and observing before they make a move...they do not make a move unless they believe its relatively safe, low risk for capture and profitable.
They dont care if you have guns in your house...they arent going in your house until your not there...so this map just assists everyone with that mindset.
Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper