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  • They really didn't think this thing through at all. Very, very bad idea. Someone should get fired for that.

    I am a gun owner and I support new legislation and common-sense measures to restrict/ban hi-cap mags, certain types of weapons and more enforcement of current laws on the books. This is NOT helping!

    Whomever thought that was a good idea should be unemployed.
  • Newspapers do this sort of thing every five or six years.  Then somebody publishes the names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate numbers, and schools of the kids of all the reporters and editors and they all have to jump through hoops to get phone numbers changed, and if I recall last time I read about this foolishness one of the reporters moved because she was tired of getting rotten fish guts on her porch.
  • "How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families...,"

    Please do.
  • doglover: "How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families...,"

    Please do.


    The publisher, the publisher's home alarm security code, the publisher's favorite nine-martini-lunch restaurant, the publisher's country club tee times and the dates he tells his family he's going to a men's fellowship meeting but really goes to Dita's Dungeon to be tied up with extension cords and repeatedly violated with a bottle of Pert by a shaved midget albino.
  • NewportBarGuy: They really didn't think this thing through at all. Very, very bad idea. Someone should get fired for that.

    I am a gun owner and I support new legislation and common-sense measures to restrict/ban hi-cap mags, certain types of weapons and more enforcement of current laws on the books. This is NOT helping!

    Whomever thought that was a good idea should be unemployed.


    Do something about the laws that allow the info to be pubic record. The hand-wringing is a bit boring. Noones going to lose their job over this.

    Someone's going to publish it eventually. Whether it's a paper or a gun control blogger.
  • I could see this backfiring.
  • Generation_D: I could see this backfiring.


    Case an address, doublecheck the list. Not on the gun owners' registry? Easy pickins for a home invasion. They won't shoot back.
  • Pfaw, public records. I could've gotten the same information if I go to the local town halls.
  • I live in a somewhat rural area, where you assume that every house has at least one gun.
  • Mr. Coffee Nerves: goes to Dita's Dungeon to be tied up with extension cords and repeatedly violated with a bottle of Pert by a shaved midget albino.


    Go on...
  • catusr: I live in a somewhat rural area, where you assume that every house has at least one gun.


    Yah, out in the country pretty much everyone has at least one gun. We don't have to register them either.
  • God, but zealots do some thoroughly brain dead stuff. I mean, that's Westboro Baptist crazy.

    I hope those assholes lose every gun owners subscription, as well as those who don't own guns but still have common sense. Advertisers should be dropping them right and left too.

    Fire the editor and whatever writers were involved with this.
  • RexTalionis: Pfaw, public records. I could've gotten the same information if I go to the local town halls.


    sure.
    just like you can go to a court house and find the names of everyone on trial and the charges against them - you can publish that too.
  • Mr. Coffee Nerves: doglover: "How about a map of the editorial staff and publishers of Gannett and Journal News with names and addresses of their families...,"

    Please do.

    The publisher, the publisher's home alarm security code, the publisher's favorite nine-martini-lunch restaurant, the publisher's country club tee times and the dates he tells his family he's going to a men's fellowship meeting but really goes to Dita's Dungeon to be tied up with extension cords and repeatedly violated with a bottle of Pert by a shaved midget albino.


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  • Oh, my. Judging from the comments, we have a quite a number of revolutionaries on our hands here.
  • tenpoundsofcheese: RexTalionis: Pfaw, public records. I could've gotten the same information if I go to the local town halls.

    sure.
    just like you can go to a court house and find the names of everyone on trial and the charges against them - you can publish that too.


    I don't get your point. 1) That's false, not all names are released (for instance, minors), and 2) so what? Isn't that what newspapers do?

    I am under no delusion that I have an expectation of privacy in my public records.
  • I'm familiar with a smal part of the area in question and can emphatically state that this list is incomplete both in not listing all pistol permit holders and in totally omitting unregistered guns. Doesn't excuse the idiocy of the decision to publish this information for general consumption, but anyone who thinks they're guaranteed a selection of easy targets based on unlisted homes might well be on the receiving end of some small-caliber hilarity.
  • isn't it generally known when you apply that it will be publically available? pretty sure i knew that when i got my permit in MA.
  • doglover: Generation_D: I could see this backfiring.

    Case an address, doublecheck the list. Not on the gun owners' registry? Easy pickins for a home invasion. They won't shoot back.


    That makes no sense, no one's going to shoot anyone when there's no one there.

    I would think that the reason people are pissed off is because thieves are going to be targeting gun owner's houses to steal their guns.
  • doglover: Generation_D: I could see this backfiring.

    Case an address, doublecheck the list. Not on the gun owners' registry? Easy pickins for a home invasion. They won't shoot back.


    Or, I can pick an address that *is* listed, wait until no one is home, and then walk out with some firearms that will sell very nicely on the black market.

    The vast majority of burglars operate when the home is vacant, something your vaunted guns will do nothing to protect against.
  • Follow up article:

    Mass shooting at The Journal News offices by disgruntled gun owner.
  • RexTalionis: tenpoundsofcheese: RexTalionis: Pfaw, public records. I could've gotten the same information if I go to the local town halls.

    sure.
    just like you can go to a court house and find the names of everyone on trial and the charges against them - you can publish that too.

    I don't get your point. 1) That's false, not all names are released (for instance, minors), and 2) so what? Isn't that what newspapers do?

    I am under no delusion that I have an expectation of privacy in my public records.


    The point is ease of access.
    I doubt that newspapers publish the list of every adult who is charged with a crime and the details of that crime.
    Much less do they create a nice interactive tool that, I don't know, people who are hiring people could look at in their free time
    (although of course they would never make a decision based on what they read)

    Are the resumes and job applications of people who apply for federal jobs considered public information?  If so, is there a searchable database for all that info?
  • tlchwi02: isn't it generally known when you apply that it will be publically available? pretty sure i knew that when i got my permit in MA.


    Available for someone to discover, perhaps; but published is another thing.
  • doglover: Generation_D: I could see this backfiring.

    Case an address, doublecheck the list. Not on the gun owners' registry? Easy pickins for a home invasion. They won't shoot back.


    That's not how crime works.
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