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Outrage Over New York Newspaper Publishing Gun Owners' Addresses

Steve1287 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 11:10 AM
My what a lovely thing the paper did for the criminals in their area. Now they know EXACTLY which homes to target where they don't have to worry about the owner having a gun. This is just wonderful for them! All the burglars, home invaders, rapists, etc are saying ""THANKS JOURNAL NEWS!)
EmeraldCoaster Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:51 PM
Of course any criminal stupid enough to depend upon a list of pistol permit holders to ascertain unarmed homeowners may very well learn the hard way that an unlisted (no permit required) shotgun is an effective means for home defense.
In a shocking display of intimidation tactics, a New York newspaper took the time to gather every publicly-available address of every gun owner in the lower Hudson valley region and publish them publicly on its website. The Journal News published gun owners' home addresses in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.

Understandably, people were outraged:

The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the website, many of them voicing outrage at the paper’s decision to make the information public.

“This is CRAZY!! why in the world would you...