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Newspaper prints interactive map with names and addresses of individuals licensed to own handguns

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I wonder at what point the editor thought this was a brilliant idea...


[url="http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-?nclick_check=1"]http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-?nclick_check=1[/url]

[url="http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/25/us/new-york-gun-permit-map/index.html?hpt=hp_c1"]http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/25/us/new-york-gun-permit-map/index.html?hpt=hp_c1[/url]

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[quote]"So should we start wearing yellow Stars of David so the general public can be aware of who we are??" one commenter wrote.[/quote]

lol ok buddy

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"I'm so mad I could shoot somebody"

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This should probably bother people that DON'T have guns more...

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fuging retarded

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lol, ok that's funny


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"And we are pretty sure he does not own a gun"

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[quote][b]Editor’s note: [/b][color=#666666][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]Journal News reporter Dwight R. Worley owns a Smith & Wesson 686 .357 Magnum and has had a residence permit in New York City for that weapon since February 2011.[/size][/font][/color][/quote]

from the original article...

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just did some digging and found that gun permits are a matter of public record in the state of NY. anyone can go search the registry and find out who's packing. so there's nothing legally to challenge here, only ethical questions... is this irresponsible journalism? i'd say so.

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[quote name='PhillyB' timestamp='1356561076' post='2062915']
just did some digging and found that gun permits are a matter of public record in the state of NY. anyone can go search the registry and find out who's packing. so there's nothing legally to challenge here, only ethical questions... is this irresponsible journalism? i'd say so.
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I agree, legally there is no problem, but it is irresponsible.

I wonder how the employees of the newspaper would feel if someone set up a website with their addresses listed, along with the tax value of their homes. That is also publicly available information. Well at least it is in North Carolina. I assume its that way in New York.

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The only basis he seems to suggest for this comes from a quote from someone else:
[quote][size=4]Combined with laws that allow the purchase of rifles and shotguns without a permit, John Thompson, a program manager for Project SNUG at the Yonkers Family YMCA, said that leaves the public knowing little about the types of deadly weapons that might be right next door.[/size]

[size=4]“I would love to know if someone next to me had guns. It makes me safer to know so I can deal with that,” said Thompson, whose group counsels youths against gun violence. “I might not choose to live there.”[/size][size=4][/quote][/size]

http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012312230056&nclick_check=1

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It's not unreasonable to want to know which neighbor's horseplaying kids may send death shrapnel through your wall at any moment.

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Interestingly, if those guys who posted his address have the right guy, and if he does in fact have a gun permit, he appears to deliberately left off the map he wrote a story about (though he apparently did not actually make the map according to Snopes)

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I'm pretty sure they're doing it to correlate gun owners with sex offenders.

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[quote name='Woodcookedbbq' timestamp='1356566133' post='2062977']
I'm pretty sure they're doing it to correlate gun owners with sex offenders.
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i don't think you can make a reasonable case for that

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[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_JZqFVRZZaWQ/S8khteSQeII/AAAAAAAABhg/Gbd-skpqJSc/s1600/My+Neighbor+is+Unarmed!.jpg[/img]

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Hey guys you should see this HILARIOUS photo my friends forwarded me. It's SOOOOO funny!

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interestingly the ppl that think that would be super funny IRL are the ones the most outraged about this article

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It's been posted on this board multiple times. I think people won't hit the Pie button as much this time around.

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As you all know I was very pro assualt rifle.

I just needed time to sit back and take in both sides of the argument.

I will sell the gov my AR. That's fine. I have no problem with that. But all my other non high capacity rifles are off limits. Except my .22 semi automatic rifle. ( with a 25 round clip.) My 9mm (17+1 in the chamber) off limits.

They can have it. I think I can efficiently protect my family with those.

My buddy showed me the results about how many LEO/Military would actually take up arms against its own citizens and it showed 90% said no. So Im not worried about that at all.

I will sell you my AR...but leave the rest of my guns and ammo alone.
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I am not against banning semi automatic weapons. But I do think doing so will not stop incidents such as sandy hook, or even slow them down a bit.

I also think a total ban on weapons will be about as successful as prohibition. It will cut down somewhat on guns, and on murders. But it will also create a tremendous blackmarket for guns, that will be completely unregulated.

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[quote name='YourMomsLover' timestamp='1356571634' post='2063076']
As you all know I was very pro assualt rifle.

I just needed time to sit back and take in both sides of the argument.

I will sell the gov my AR. That's fine. I have no problem with that. But all my other non high capacity rifles are off limits. Except my .22 semi automatic rifle. ( with a 25 round clip.) My 9mm (17+1 in the chamber) off limits.

They can have it. I think I can efficiently protect my family with those.

My buddy showed me the results about how many LEO/Military would actually take up arms against its own citizens and it showed 90% said no. So Im not worried about that at all.

I will sell you my AR...but leave the rest of my guns and ammo alone.
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that sounds reasonable
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Don't you guys realize its physically impossible for the government to go door to door taking guns away?

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I am also one person out of many that would like to beat Alex Jones face in for the poo he is putting out to the public. fuging making profits off his lies. I almost believed them.

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Alex Jones needs to be massacred. In brutal ways. He is a virus.

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