New York newspaper to list more gun permit holders after uproar

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Jim_Dandy wrote:

The paper should be held partially responsible for a break-in or shooting if something happens at one of the listed addresses.

Dec 29, 2012 8:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
JamVee wrote:

This “Rag” is a perfect example of journalism prostituted to political ideology.

However, they may have actually performed a service to all the unarmed NY citizens (the vast majority). Those poor defenseless “potential victims” will now know where they can run to get possible help . . . To the nearest “ARMED” household.

Dec 29, 2012 10:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

Gun owner’s info being but up for everyone to see. So when in this country do we treat Law abiding citizens (all had Background checks by the FBI)in the same matter as Sex Offenders simply for the possessions they have?

If my info ends up on the internet, im calling my lawyer.

Dec 29, 2012 10:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

@Jamvee, This does way more harm then good. Unless you have reason to suspect the Zombies are coming, i dont see how this is a good thing for the those that dislike the right to bear arms.

Dec 29, 2012 10:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
ejpearcy wrote:

Those “liberal boobs” may well find themselves named as criminal accomplices to murder or mass murder in the near term, eh?!

Dec 29, 2012 11:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ms.Morales wrote:

I preface this post by encouraging folks to defer any reports you hear from MSM until the event happens. If this is true it seems a vertical public record skip search is in order here coupled with a full civil and criminal background investigation on the entire staff and editor of this paper IMO. I’d not even heard about this posting personal information of law abiding citizens for scrutiny until this morning. I’m quite sure I’m not alone. This is disgraceful and dangerous and now that the editor feels, if true, it’s wise to double down on this I for one will not remain silent. However, once again as in any MSM reporting I defer any involvement until this actually happens.

Dec 29, 2012 1:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rakszeina wrote:

This is a violation of rights. This needs to be stopped! First you are violating the privacy of the gun owners and the non gun owners, and they are jeopardizing the life of all … the criminal now can choose, does he want to try to take the guns and other personal things, praying not to get shot, or go straight to the GUN FREE HOUSE next door and do what ever HE wants.I s this why they want gun registry other than know where to go get guns from good law abiding citizens to disarm the people… they don’t know where criminals keep their guns!

Dec 29, 2012 2:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Rakszeina wrote:

Who ever published this map should be hold accountable for any damage and robbery to this homes.

Dec 29, 2012 2:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The should be ILLEGAL. What practical reason can the editor have for publishing such content ? This is nothing more than a modern day witch hunt. These couple of recent shootings are the blame of society and our current state of economic stagnancy. How dare a newspaper try to indirectly place blame and create more problems by disclosing such personal information ? The editor and owners need to be brought up on charges, including being held liable for ANY and ALL new crimes committed in the areas that were disclosed.

Dec 29, 2012 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
juxtapose wrote:

The paper should be held 100% accountable for anything that happens to us citizens that are lawful owners of firearms if they are in fact owners and not just a license holder. Individuals and the news papers parent company should be sued to bankruptcy, and the assets from that are liquidated should be put into a fund that defends law abiding citizens from zealots and witch hunts such as this, oh the laws are only enforced to what is popular ? You cannot please everyone but you can protect their rights EVEN if its not popular with the majority. Journal News , hang your head in shame . Don’t hide behind the guise of doing a moral service to your community as all your interested in is increased circulation of your regurgitated self righteous bile.

Dec 29, 2012 8:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
NorahR wrote:

Well done Want my local paper to share who owns weapons in my neighborhood. If you have a (legal) right to own a gun then don’t I have a (legal) right to know who/where you are.

Dec 29, 2012 8:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jeff81201 wrote:

My goodness, so many people who want to do a thing but who are afraid to admit they do it.

I, as a person who does not carry a gun, would like to know what wahoos (ie w/ monikers like MetalHead – hey call your lawyer, waste some $) are carrying concealed weapons and own guns, for my and my own family’s safety.

Dec 29, 2012 8:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jeff81201 wrote:

Right on NorahR.

Dec 29, 2012 8:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MichaelJay wrote:

If people are comfortable enough to have a gun in their house – then they should be comfortable enough to have it legally reported. People not on the list who feel they are at risk are free to legally get a pistol, install an alarm system or get a dog. The Journal News did what they are legally allowed to do. If people are unhappy, do not purchase the paper or cancel your subscription.

Dec 29, 2012 8:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Keep publishing guys. I would want to know because I feel more concerned about my next door neighbour with a legally owned Bushmaster going off the rails after post-Christmas depression than a criminal breaking in.

In Holleywood the Police had an amnesty day just before Christmas and collected 1,700 heavy weapons. In the UK, gun controls have halved gun crime rates since 2003, and rates continue to fall rapidly at 17% per annum.

Dec 30, 2012 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

Just curious, Reuters, how my previous comment, which you published earlier, is no longer here. There was nothing rude or unwarranted. What’s up with you?

Dec 30, 2012 5:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gen4n9 wrote:

I have to say that I was absolutely shocked and downright disgusted when I saw the map that was published. I absolutely cannot believe so many people don’t own a gun. How embarrassing it must be for all the people that didn’t make the list. I hope their friend and neighbors are understanding and resist mocking them over their unfortunate situation, I’m sure they feel bad enough already. And must be terrible for all the non gun owners in the other counties, knowing that they are about to be exposed by this paper. Hopefully they can get a gun before the list is published.

Dec 31, 2012 3:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DaveEddleman wrote:

Let’s see if there is a crime statistic follow-up as to what % listed as gunowners vs percentage of their break-ins to what % weren’t listed vs their % of break-ins in about 6 months.

See if there’s any correlation. If there is, the paper could be the center of a suit, especially if the number of murders goes up for the non-listed.

Jan 02, 2013 6:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DaveEddleman wrote:

Let’s see if there is a crime statistic follow-up as to what % listed as gunowners vs percentage of their break-ins to what % weren’t listed vs their % of break-ins in about 6 months.

See if there’s any correlation. If there is, the paper could be the center of a suit, especially if the number of murders goes up for the non-listed.

Jan 02, 2013 6:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
dug1 wrote:

Cool. Publishing a home invasion shopping list for criminals is the new normal.

Jan 03, 2013 2:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
lawgone wrote:

True that this is public information, but, how many people would have actually requested the info from the county clerk? What this newspaper has done will place more people in danger for making this information readily available for the public, when otherwise they (the public) really wouldn’t have bothered to find this info out for themselves. Now this info is available for everyone (good or bad) to see in the paper and on the Internet.

Its things like this that make no common sense which will cause laws to be put in place to protect the public from the media.

If something bad comes about because the newspaper made this information readily available for (good and bad) people to see so easily, then the newspaper should be held liable. When privacy laws are put in place the media will be the first to complain but its their own fault for not using common sense to begin with and they will have no one to blame but themselves.

Jan 04, 2013 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
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