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Inmates using newspaper's gun owner map to threaten guards, sheriff says

Fox News: Law enforcement officials from a New York region where a local paper published a map identifying gun owners say prisoners are using the information to intimidate guards.

Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco, who spoke at a news conference flanked by other county officials, said the Journal News' decision to post an online map of names and addresses of handgun owners Dec. 23 has put law enforcement officers in danger.

"They have inmates coming up to them and telling them exactly where they live. That's not acceptable to me," Falco said, according to Newsday.

Robert Riley, an officer with the White Plains Police Department and president of its Patrolman’s Benevolent Association, agreed.

"You have guys who work in New York City who live up here. Now their names and addresses are out there, too," he said adding that there are 8,000 active and retired NYPD officers currently living in Rockland County.

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Stupidity ramps up a notch in NY

It's amazing that it becomes more newsworthy when it threatens the status quo/local LE? Warm welcome to the club of feeling threatened living in your own neighborhood... Must be that the publishers trying to shame gun owning citizens have never been personally threatened to feel the need to protect themselves or their families...How sad that they don't realize that it is the right to bear arms (to defend yourself) that keeps us free..and safer....It's just flabbergasting.

And according to fox new's linked above "Ironically, the newspaper has now stationed armed guards outside at least one of its offices"...Um...now how about publishing the addresses of all the gun owning guards protecting them??? Would that make them feel safer?? Holy crap people!! The lack of common sense is astonishing!!

Apparently not much

Apparently not much difference between gun owners and sex offenders.

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To the socialists who believe in Utopia.

There is a thing called 'unintended consequences'. No matter what you imagine this world to be, or want it to be, there are those few who do not care or believe in peace and what is right. We have a natural, God-given right to be secure in our homes, papers, out and about, against tyrannical government(s) and oppressors. Open the Constitution, and read it. It is there not only to protect me, but you as well. Do not be misled by political power and greed. Open your hearts and ponder this.

The Bill of Rights and the Ten Commandments (whether you believe in God or not) go hand in had to form a more perfect union. We MUST return to these values if you want your children to be free and prosperous.

I speak of Liberty, Freedom, with tears in my eyes, I hope that you will too.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

unintended consequences...

That's exactly what I told that "reporter" that I talked to from that newspaper. Told them they put MANY people in danger by putting that "article " up. Effing idiots... and it dis NOTHING but piss us off. Even people who are sympathetic to gun control can see this was a pure bone head move.

Info Blowback.

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"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This is actually a good thing. Those who live by the sword,

die by the sword.

These cops and prison guards don't make us any safer.

They run an heinous system that turns small time punks into hardened career criminals.

There is blowback for all of us in this failed system.

Frankly I would rather they let them all out before they become hardened criminals.

Any that show up at my door demanding money will get served lead in several forms.

I don't call 911 for police. I don't have any police emergencies that I can't already handle all by myself.

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I'm Sick of This

I'm sick of making this newspaper the enemy and culprit. They have an absolute right to republish this information.

Y'all realized, right? That the original publisher was the government? That who owns guns has become a matter of public record?

All of our blowback should be directed at the government for publishing this information in the first place. To that end, this newspaper has only done us a service by exercising their right to speech.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Here in CT - it is NOT public information and cannot be printed

OHH- but have no fear - a rep from West Haven is trying to change that.

I agree with you to a point. The paper deserves the blowback just as much. But yes, don't forget why they were able to get that information.

Here's a link to a news report about it...

Debate Begins Early Over Bill To Disclose State Handgun Owners' Names, Addresses:

"The names and addresses of about 170,000 handgun permit holders in Connecticut, now kept confidential by law, could be made public under a proposed bill that pits gun owners against would-be reformers in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Stephen D. Dargan, D-West Haven, co-chairman of the legislature's public safety committee, would make public the names and addresses of permit holders under Connecticut's Freedom of Information Act — and would reverse lawmakers' decision to protect that personal information from disclosure nearly two decades ago."

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/newtown-sandy-hook-s...

Agree....

100%!!

They have the right, but their intent and presentation was evil

Sure, all that info is available to the public--Though really, it shouldn't be. But ok, so it is. The Journal presented the information with political malicious intent. They perform no public good as the forth estate, but were merely progressive tool to "out" legal and honest handgun owners and to make them look like evil gun nuts. This has Saul Alinsky tactics written all over it.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

For unconstitutionally collecting the information

2nd Amendment:
"the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

4th Amendment:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,"

5th Amendment:
nor shall be compelled in ... to be a witness against himself,

Government should pay the consequences.

Free includes debt-free!

People on the Inside

Using people on the outside to do their bidding. Straight from the government's criminal playbook.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

For all of its stupidity

there are valuable lessons. The credible threat of a big stick can be more effective than a stick.

Just waitin'

For a class-action endangerment suit, it'll make my day :)

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

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how nice

not a word until they have been involved
oh that's right,they are more important
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence