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Witch Hunt: Newspaper publishes Google Map of NY Gun Permit Owners

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by John828, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. John828

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    Don't even bother clicking on the link and visiting their site.... all it does is increase their site traffic and give those anti's a sense of accomplishment.
     
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    So they don't want to have guns fall into the hands of the wrong people, but are pointing out where the wrong people can steal one ? Sounds like their kinda logic .
     
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    They should be sued, for endangering the lives of everyone...

    I wonder how many burglaries are going to happen now at those houses.
     
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    Any one notable on there.
     
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    What is the point of the news site posting this information?
     
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    Boy that makes me upset.

    The fact that this info is public is insane. The state has no right to require the permitting of handguns.
     
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    To scare law abiding citizens into giving up their legally purchased firearms?
    It is unbelievable to me that any "responsible" news editor would allow this to be published!
     
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    Check out the comments on the website. About 100% excoriating the newspaper. Let's hope the citizens there can organize an effective boycott of the paper and its advertisers. Newspapers are barely hanging on financially in the digital age and I hope these ninnies go out of business.
     
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    Is there any way to scrape and aggregate all of this data so that we can out those who are high profile hypocrites?
     
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    Not unless you have their addresses. See if the governors mansion is on there. He has a guns I heard...
     
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    http://www.lohud.com/article/20121223/NEWS04/312230056/The-gun-owner-next-door-What-you-don-t-know-about-weapons-your-neighborhood

    Just the tone of the article is biased. Surprised the writter owns a revolver.

    I don't how this is even legal - what part of "shall not be infringed" do they not understand?

    You mean you can only get permits if you state a need or usage? What????:fire:
     
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    I was under the impression that Google Maps was incredibly easy to mod and very open source. I would have expected that someone with some web programming and data aggregation experience would be able to pull that data down and stuff it into an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file.
     
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    I zoomed in as far as possible on one of the dots. I then switched to satellite view. The dot appeared to be a specific location within a large apartment building.

    But my own experience with attempting to zero in on specific addresses via the indicators of Google maps has shown me that they can be off by an address or two or three.

    Whether the location that I looked at is precisely correct, or not, if the permit holder or anyone else near that red dot gets burglarized in the near future, they might very well have a case against the idiotic editor who approved that insanity.

    I used to be a newspaper editor, managing editor, and publisher. I would never, not in a thousand years, approve such a crazy idea.

    One thing I'll bet we can all safely bet on; when or if the burglary rates go up in the "heavy red" areas, and many guns begin to be stolen, that story will never appear in either of those papers.

    Another thing that was obvious; the density of the dots increased enormously as the map approached the borders of New York City, where handgun ownership is illegal. That says to me that residents near NYC are anxious to protect themselves against armed criminals coming at them from inside the city. That was why, when I lived in NYC, I kept the Colt Officer's Match Model .38 that I possessed when I moved there, and never told anyone I had it until after I had moved away.
     
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    They should entitle this:

    Gun Permit Holders AKA Houses You Should Not Rob
     
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    Reminds me of a headline on Leno, which went something like:

    "...John Smith was the other lottery winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous..."
     
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    There's another thread on this already.
     
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    Anybody else notice there are no permit holders in Newtown?
     
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    A few of our Virginia papers tried doing this with our Concealed Carry holders names. Fortunately our Governor removed the list from public view.
     
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    No, they'll never bring up this story if those areas are burglarized more. The blame will be dumped on those who would dare consider their lives worth defending.
    I'd just about bet that they "sanitized" the list of anyone with political power or other influence who are their 'friends'.
     
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    Need to post the authors name and address.
     
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