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Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made Their Job Easier, Safer

Several famous, ex-burglars interviewed share their thoughts on the recent release of gun owner names and addresses by the Journal-News:


"Having a list of who has a gun is like gold - why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?”

- Walter T. Shaw, former burglar and jewel thief

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No.7's picture

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The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

There was a great point made

There was a great point made in the article about how more guns could end up on the street in criminals hands after they rob the houses with the guns. More blowback for the pinko commies who want to disarm and abuse all law abiding gun owners.

Yep, for addresses not on the list,

it's the same as a front yard sign which reads,


It's the ones they don't know

It's the ones they don't know about that should give them pause.

Yep. Wonder how many of them

Yep. Wonder how many of them are now plotting their crimes with newspaper in hand.

Blessings )o(


for views. the next person robbed in that area should sue the news papers.

Why? It's Public Record

The location of guns is public record, due to gun laws. The real villian is gun-control efforts and registration.

Robberies usually happen in parking lots and alleys, or banks, jewelry or convenience stores even if they might be armed. The republication doesn't tell the robber if there's an armed security guard.

Plus, burglars target unoccupied homes, and I imagine they love to steal guns, so who are they targeting? With guns, or without?

All of which adds up to not being able to prove that the newspaper was reckless.

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So you're saying it was OK?

I'm not clear on your point. Just because names and addresses of gun owners are public records doesn't mean it's morally neutral to aggregate and publish that information.

I'm also not clear on why you would bring up armed security guards. Is it common for houses in that area to have armed security guards?

How do you know that burglars only target unoccupied homes? I've read that the hot burglary rate in England rose dramatically after guns were banned. If true, that would indicate burglars are more likely to enter an occupied home if they believe it's a gun-free zone.

I agree that gun-control laws are a far greater threat in general, but wouldn't you be upset if a newspaper published a list of your valuable property?

Ron Paul - Honorary Founding Father

I don't believe for a second

that this publication wasn't well planned.
The people without guns should collectively sue the paper for endangering their lives.

I'll bet the first lawsuit is from a wounded robber

who gets shot at a house that was NOT on the list.


“It is unbelievable that a newspaper or so called journalist would publish the names and addresses of legal gun owners, including federal agents, law enforcement officers and the like,” “This would be equivalent to publishing the names of individuals who keep substantial sums of money, jewelry and valuables in their home.”

So now the crooks know who does NOT have a gun, an easy burglary.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/ex-burglars-say-newspap...

Public Record

It was the government that published the information.

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