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(Journal News)   Suburban NY newspaper published names and addresses of gun permit holders. Some people had a problem with this, like the guy who mailed them suspicious white powder   (lohud.com) divider line 34
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2013-01-03 01:08:37 PM
7 votes:
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2013-01-03 01:36:08 PM
3 votes:

ITGreen: fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x648]

I just posted this in the "Predictions for 2013" topic.  Pyramids on both sides of an ocean.
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I mean, I never go to the sports tab, I never go to the business tab, I rarely go to the politics tab....

I think a Guns or Gun Violence tab would be extremely popular on this website.
2013-01-03 01:09:50 PM
3 votes:
I thought it funny when someone questioned why the paper wasn't publishing the home addresses of the armed guards it hired.
2013-01-03 02:19:21 PM
2 votes:
You mean publishing names of people to publically intimidate them can lead to bad outcomes for the names listed?
2013-01-03 01:58:40 PM
2 votes:

teeny: Where's the problem? As we all know, every dangerous wackadoo specifically targets places with GUN FREE ZONE signs displayed. Surely advertising the fact that you're armed will act as a deterrent to the same wackadoos.

/trolololo


Whackos? Yes.

Thugs who want to steal a weapon to use in further criminal activities? Not so much.

/recall a story about a gal who lost her husband to cancer.
//the next day after the paper published the obituary, two guys attempted to rob her thinking she'd have a bunch of his pain medication left over
///bonus: it was Christmas day.
2013-01-03 01:33:28 PM
2 votes:

Theaetetus: The proper response to that is an invasion of privacy suit, not an act of domestic terrorism.


Well, there's the proper response, and the what did you expect response.
2013-01-03 01:32:03 PM
2 votes:

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 850x648]


I just posted this in the "Predictions for 2013" topic.  Pyramids on both sides of an ocean.
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2013-01-03 01:28:56 PM
2 votes:
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2013-01-03 01:16:34 PM
2 votes:

Theaetetus: AJatHP: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x399]

Oh, snap.


Didn't get the joke, did you?

This story has been done to death - the newspaper is clearly grasping here and nothing good will come of what they published. They did it purely to demonize law-abiding citizens. It will only lead to people NOT registering their handguns. Who wants their info published in the paper (even if it is publicly available)?

Also, there is a good chance that some people on "Ze List" have valid threats against their lives, or have occupations where they need a permit (security guards for example...).
2013-01-03 01:11:31 PM
2 votes:

AJatHP: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x399]


Oh, snap.
2013-01-03 11:07:10 PM
1 votes:

Electrify: How can you be so sure that they sent it to themselves?


How do you think gun owners get from "I have a gun" to "the government wants my gun, I need more guns" ?
2013-01-03 08:08:24 PM
1 votes:

James F. Campbell: FloydA: [coffeescholar.files.wordpress.com image 600x192]

I'm not getting your point. What's funny about that?

It's funny because gun nuts resort to violence when people rightfully call them crazy, as evidenced by both the article and all the recent gun threads.


If that were really true, why are Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, and the rest still alive?

I swear, if we were *HALF* as violent as people like you claim we are, everyone who calls for more gun control should have been killed many times over. And yet they aren't, because we aren't.
2013-01-03 03:06:22 PM
1 votes:
I'll just drop this here...

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2013-01-03 02:38:08 PM
1 votes:

Loadmaster: MorePeasPlease: I thought it funny when someone questioned why the paper wasn't publishing the home addresses of the armed guards it hired.

This was also mentioned in today's Day By Day comic strip:

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I don't even understand the punchline panel in context with the rest of the strip. Conservative "humor" strikes again.

/former semi-pro cartoonist
2013-01-03 02:32:49 PM
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: Cdr.Murdock: Someone associated with said newspaper sends an "envelope full of domestic terrorism" as you called it, sweetie pie. Of course it turns out to be harmless.

Look up the definition for terrorism. Try somewhere other than CNN.

Go to a bank and hand the teller a note that says you have a gun. See how the police react when they discover you're unarmed. If you're right and this isn't terrorism, they'll laugh about it and send you home.


"The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims." - While this is terrorism, your bank example is not.
2013-01-03 02:29:49 PM
1 votes:

Cdr.Murdock: Someone associated with said newspaper sends an "envelope full of domestic terrorism" as you called it, sweetie pie. Of course it turns out to be harmless.


Look up the definition for terrorism. Try somewhere other than CNN.

Go to a bank and hand the teller a note that says you have a gun. See how the police react when they discover you're unarmed. If you're right and this isn't terrorism, they'll laugh about it and send you home.
2013-01-03 02:29:24 PM
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Yeah they're not shy about resorting to terrorism if you disagree with their politics. Disgusting bunch of crazies that continually provide the best examples as to why gun control is needed.


Since we don't know who mailed it, couldn't it be a non gun owner pissed off about being outed as defenseless? And I'm guessing you missed the guy in the news calling for burning the NRA to the ground and killing firearm owners that won't give up their guns. Yeah, that's not wacky. LOL
2013-01-03 02:28:52 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Doom MD: You mean publishing names of people to publically intimidate them can lead to bad outcomes for the names listed?

Ah, therein lies the problem.


What was the tone of the original article anyway? They could have just as easily run the map with a, "See, guns are safe. Look how many responsible gun owners live amongst us without incident!" angle.
2013-01-03 02:26:18 PM
1 votes:
It's not like they published a list of gun owners. They published a list of people granted permits. So some of them probably don't even have (hand)guns at this time. And lots of rifle owners aren't on the map. It's ridiculous.
2013-01-03 02:25:02 PM
1 votes:
Don't poke the hornets nest.
2013-01-03 02:23:47 PM
1 votes:

Doom MD: You mean publishing names of people to publically intimidate them can lead to bad outcomes for the names listed?


Ah, therein lies the problem.
2013-01-03 02:21:36 PM
1 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: Theaetetus: The proper response to that is an invasion of privacy suit

Collating and disseminating public records is an invasion of privacy?


Could well be. Bear in mind that I'm talking about the civil tort of invasion of privacy, not some criminal act.
2013-01-03 02:15:12 PM
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: syberpud: They did it purely to demonize law-abiding citizens. It will only lead to people NOT registering their handguns. Who wants their info published in the paper (even if it is publicly available)?

Law-abiding citizens don't pour flour in envelopes and mail them to journalists. That's domestic terrorism, honey.


Hey sweet cheeks, why do we just ASSUME it's some evil gun owner who sent this envelope to the paper?

The profession of "journalist" is full of vapid, self centered attention whores, sugar.

Newspaper publishes controversial story, hires armed guards & gets a lot of "blow back" for it.

Someone associated with said newspaper sends an "envelope full of domestic terrorism" as you called it, sweetie pie. Of course it turns out to be harmless.

Newspaper people now look like the victims of a bunch of crazed gun yahoos and become what they like to be the best. The center of the story.

I'm gonna say that's more likely than some cross eyed gun yahoo doing it....
2013-01-03 02:12:11 PM
1 votes:

jaytkay: Where's the story here?

Legal gun owners are simply responding in their typical law-abiding, responsible, calm, and rational manner.


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The reporters at this publication are attention whores, my bet is that they mailed it to themselves.
2013-01-03 02:07:38 PM
1 votes:

cuzsis: /recall a story about a gal who lost her husband to cancer.
//the next day after the paper published the obituary, two guys attempted to rob her thinking she'd have a bunch of his pain medication left over
///bonus: it was Christmas day.


Wow, that takes some unsympathetic balls
2013-01-03 01:57:48 PM
1 votes:

RINO: http://www.rocklandtimes.com/2013/01/03/timelines-1313/

The first lawsuit has been filed. It seems the earlier reports of the "big list o' permit holders" was out of date were true.


Gannett is going to end up paying out a lot of money to lawyers and I suspect to those whose names have been published too
2013-01-03 01:52:59 PM
1 votes:
http://www.rocklandtimes.com/2013/01/03/timelines-1313/

The first lawsuit has been filed. It seems the earlier reports of the "big list o' permit holders" was out of date were true.
2013-01-03 01:52:44 PM
1 votes:

Geologist: I bet the attention whore newspaper staff mailed it themselves


I cannot even begin to imagine how that would play out if that was the case.
2013-01-03 01:37:43 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: The proper response to that is an invasion of privacy suit


Collating and disseminating public records is an invasion of privacy?
2013-01-03 01:15:23 PM
1 votes:
Haha, some citizens allow the government to grant them a permit for a gun.
2013-01-03 01:14:57 PM
1 votes:
Where's the problem? As we all know, every dangerous wackadoo specifically targets places with GUN FREE ZONE signs displayed. Surely advertising the fact that you're armed will act as a deterrent to the same wackadoos.

/trolololo
2013-01-03 01:13:27 PM
1 votes:

studs up: (kill people)
how'd that drop out?


Should've sealed your envelope better.
2013-01-03 01:10:18 PM
1 votes:
A 3-day waiting period and background check before buying flour is obviously needed.
2013-01-03 01:10:01 PM
1 votes:
Envelopes don't people. Powder does.
 
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