Outed gun owner speaks


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Dave Workman
January 10, 2013, 12:35 PM
Ladies and gents:

I had an interview Thursday morning with one of the New York gun owners who was "outed" by that newspaper, the Journal News, with a map showing his name and address.

This was one of those times when my instincts as a reporter kicked in and just let this guy talk. It's a fascinating discussion.

What do you say to a guy who tells you right up front "I'm a sex-offender now" about the way that story made him feel? naturally, the newspaper didn't return my call for comment.

http://www.examiner.com/article/exclusive-outed-yonkers-n-y-gun-owner-says-i-feel-like-a-sex-offender?cid=db_articles


Does anyone on this forum live in that region? Know anyone who does?
What this guy did takes a fair amount of nerve, IMHO.

BTW: He called me, not the other way around. And he was a great interview.

I wanted to share this with people so you can really understand what that newspaper did to people.

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BLB68
January 10, 2013, 12:48 PM
Good article, thanks. Small type-o in the fourth to last paragraph, "prop-gun" instead of "pro-gun.'

Ryanxia
January 10, 2013, 01:04 PM
Decent read. All that common sense and it will fall on deaf ears.

kimbershot
January 10, 2013, 04:28 PM
wrote a letter to the editor in my old state of ct about outing permit holders--told them that in my new state (sc)-no need to go through all the troubles--all you need to do is open any phone book.:evil:

ThorinNNY
January 10, 2013, 04:43 PM
Well, there`s an assemblywoman - Addie Russell - that wants to enact legislation to put a stop to that kind of thing. First sensible thing I`ve heard from any politician in a long time.

whipper
January 10, 2013, 05:36 PM
Question, :confused:

Is there any publication or maps of Felons and where they live? I know there is one for sex offenders; I sure would like to know if any felons live near me.

Oooopps I forgot all felons have rights, and I guess that would violate their right of privacy. :mad:

Tinman357
January 10, 2013, 07:38 PM
Whipper,

Yes. That would be illegal.

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