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Criminals to Journal News: Thanks For the Gun Map

RHSimard Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 9:46 PM
When the story fits the zealots' agenda, the mantra is "the public's right to know." When it doesn't, it's, "there's nothing here; just move on."

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...