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Criminals to Journal News: Thanks For the Gun Map

rama Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 3:31 PM
I don't currently own a gun. If this list came out where I live I would go out and buy one and demand that the newspaper update the map to show me as a gun owner. Between a criminal wanting to possibly steal a gun or looking at me as a "soft target" I would choose the former. Criminals can get guns on the street. They don't need to break into strange homes to get one. People in this map area who show as non-gun owners should buy in mass and sue to keep the map constantly updated.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 3:47 PM
Do you have a waiting period where you live? Have you been to a gun store lately? Many guns have sold off of the shelves, especially semi auto ones. Ammo is also hard to come by for common calibers, such as 9mm, 40 S&W, .223, etc). When the puup hit the fan in LA during the Rodney King riots, many California citizens ran out to purchase a gun. That is when they found out that Kaleephoneya has a 15 day waiting period. The citizens were not happy. But, if they don't know what the laws are that their stupid, elected, politicians are passing, I can't feel all that sorry for them. Stay awake, be alert, take a stand.

Former criminals have one thing to say about the Journal News posting a detailed map of gun owners in New York State: criminals are thanking you for the help.

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...