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Published list of NYC licensed gun owners

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So, in response to NY's Westchester County posting the names and addresses of licensed gun owners, the website "Gawker" has posted the names of licesed gun owners in all the 5 boroughs of NYC.  Thoughts?

http://gawker.com/5974190/here-is-a-list-of-all-the-assholes-who-own-guns-in-new-york-city



by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 16, 2013 at 9:57 AM

 Can't get the link.

CorpCityGrl
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:33 AM

 Thank you.

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

http://gawker.com/5974190/here-is-a-list-of-all-the-assholes-who-own-guns-in-new-york-city

Quoting Euphoric:

 Can't get the link.

 

 

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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Not that accurate.
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stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:26 AM

New York agrees with you, at least for hand gun owners, as they have now made it so that those owners have a means of protection of privacy from the Freedom of Information act so that they cannot be publically identified.

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

That's the thing about the publication of these databases...I think they do more harm than good.  Those that publish them are just being sanctimonious in my opinion.

We have a huge gun issue in this country and it's not always about those that are registered...we have a huge issue with criminals with unregistered guns. 


Quoting stormcris:

LOL your next door neighbor is a criminal with an arsenal and you have no way of knowing it because those are not registered.

The idea of these databases being published only serves to inflame the public and I almost thing they want another civil war at the rate they are going. Yet, perhaps those who profit off war are the ones driving such.



CorpCityGrl
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM
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I don't think the media outlets who published these lists ever stopped to think about the potential reprecussions.

Yes, it IS public information.  You pretty much just fill out a form and get the information, but who actually DOES that?!  If anything, criminals could've taken those lists and targeted those on the lists KNOWING they likely have a gun in their house to steal.  Guns are a hot commodity on the street and can bring in a lot of money.  It was stupid and thoughtless.

Quoting stormcris:

New York agrees with you, at least for hand gun owners, as they have now made it so that those owners have a means of protection of privacy from the Freedom of Information act so that they cannot be publically identified.

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

That's the thing about the publication of these databases...I think they do more harm than good.  Those that publish them are just being sanctimonious in my opinion.

We have a huge gun issue in this country and it's not always about those that are registered...we have a huge issue with criminals with unregistered guns. 


Quoting stormcris:

LOL your next door neighbor is a criminal with an arsenal and you have no way of knowing it because those are not registered.

The idea of these databases being published only serves to inflame the public and I almost thing they want another civil war at the rate they are going. Yet, perhaps those who profit off war are the ones driving such.




bupkie
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM

I agree with you 100%.  Your response was very refreshing!  


Quoting CorpCityGrl:

That's where there is a debate.

Personally, the process of obtaining a gun (handgun or otherwise) should be looked at again.  The answer I don't think is to just ban guns altogether, but there is a lot of misinformation and miseducation about it.  Depending on where you live in the country, gun education and safety is almost non-existent.  We live in NYC and we have guns, but DH is also in law enforcement and former military.  One of the key take aways and what they stressed when he was first initially assigned his weapon was to educate, educate, educate you family and take away the taboo because that is a big part of the problem.  I also think that there should be stricter background checks as far as guns are concerned and education classes before you are assigned any kind of permit. 

The gun control debate is one that is going to go on for a long time.  The most vocal are the extremists - the ones all for the complete ban of them and the ones who want virtually no restrictions - but most are in the middle.  We all have to take a step back and really take a look at the whole process and the effects of these laws.

Quoting bupkie:

Yes, I get that.... but it just sounds insane to me.  Like one of the parents in Newtown CT, who lost their child... they are in the process of trying to get a kitten.   The process to obtain a KITTEN is so much more difficult than that to obtain a GUN.   You need to fill out application forms, give references which they check carefully, they interview you, (they may come to your house as they do with dogs), etc.   For a KITTEN.  For a gun, you walk in... and there you go.      

IMHO, that is insanity.  (Yes, the process for adopting animals is for safety and protection.  Why not the same for assault weaponry?)

Quoting CorpCityGrl:

You don't need a license to buy a rifle in any state - not just NY.

Quoting bupkie:

Doesn't that SIT WRONG with anyone?  That NYS doesn't require a license for rifles?  


Quoting CorpCityGrl:

You are right - NY does not require a license for rifles. 

Quoting NWP:

Only for the really ignorant folks who didn't read what this is...it is a HAND gun registry. Lots of folks own rifles and alternative guns, such as powder loaded guns, that do not need to be registered. My friends dad lives in WC county, has a house FULL of guns, including a powder musket in his night stand, and he is not on the registry because they are not "hand guns".

Quoting jehosoba84:

I'm thiking it puts the non-gun owners at more risk. What says "please choose my home to rob" better than a list of exactly which homes do NOT own guns?








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