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why does publishing public records deserve retaliation?
It wasn't just the public records
It appears that what "triggered" the concern for the gun owners was the inclusion of an interactive map. While someone could easily use google maps to find the addresses, I can't figure out a good and helpful reason for the newspaper to basically put push-pins on the homes. Information is one thing but suggesting an agenda is another. Agendas are open to responses.
Although gun registrations are public records, these people didn't take into account that many of those names and addresses published include police and retired police (now the people they locked up know where they live), domestic violence victims that own guns to protect themselves (now spouses or others know where they live), etc. These people go out of their way to have unlisted phone numbers and confidential safety concerns that the newspaper didn't give a rat's about and have put a large number of people at risk now. Most criminal elements out there aren't scouring through public records at the gun registration department to locate someone.......or at least they never considered that before but they will now that they realize they can get their hands on whatever they want in order to get TO whoever they want to target.
Thanks for putting THAT idea in their head.
I'm not the one that did
By the newspaper saying that it was all public records, THEY did that all on their own.
after reading everyone's responses...
... the general consensus is that the news paper did wrong, yet some here celebrate the fact that others did the very same thing when news paper employees are put into the spotlight.
Thus, the fuzzy logic of "two Wrongs makes a Right" is once again justified by those people who have an ax to grind.
"Maintain the status quo"?
If someone first shoots at you, then you......???
Call the police and say "Shots fired !!" You don't take the
law into your own hands, among other things the careless discharge of a weapon which injures somebody innocent is a felony.
Why don't you ask something hard?
Yeah, fire up that cellphone
while you are catching bullets. That should do it.
going after some mob connections too I see
that's not always healthy.
I think the map was wrong.
I don't think threats of violence against them is any better.
When will we learn that exercising our rights
don't always yield the results we expect from them? They do come with responsibilities and one of these means we make certain we use them only for good purposes...and "good" doesn't mean only by our own definition.