That Didn’t Take Long

I’m thinking ... hide your guns under the sofa, behind paintings, inside hollow clocks, in wall spaces hidden behind secretly hinged panelling ... and have a gun safe somewhere, prominently labeled and perhaps visible from one window. And seriously boobytrapped inside with cameras, tasers, pepper spray, etc.

Burglars Hit Home of Gun Owner ID’d by Newspaper

A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.

At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source said.

The gun owner was not home when the burglary occurred, the source said. The victim, who is in his 70s, told Newsday on Sunday that he did not want to comment while the police investigation continues.


The homeowner’s name and address were included recently on the controversial interactive map of gun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties published on The Journal News’ website.

Neighbor John Mascia said he thought the gun permit database should not have been published.

“I could [not] care less what they have in their home,” Mascia said.

Police are investigating what role, if any, the database played in the burglars’ decision to target the home, the law enforcement source said.

The newspaper has come under intense national exposure after they published a list of residents who have gun permits.

Among the most vocal local opponents is Sen. Ball — who said the newspaper had put law-abiding citizens in danger.

The Journal News has placed the lives of these folks at risk by creating a virtual shopping list for criminals and nut jobs,” said Ball. “If the connection is proven, this is further proof that these maps are not only an invasion of privacy but that they present a clear and present danger to law-abiding, private citizens.”


Ball said the newspaper, whose parent company owns USA Today, is coddling terrorists.

“The same elitist eggheads who use their editorial page to coddle terrorists and criminals are now treating law abiding citizens like level three sexual predators,” he said. “This is not about the Second Amendment; these bills are simply about commonsense and personal privacy. Publishing this information on a website, as we have evidently just witnessed in the recent attempted gun burglary, provides criminals with a map of where they can steal firearms from lawful owners for later use in the commission of crimes.”

So the cops caught one of the perps. And if he testifies that he and his buddy hit that house because of the newspaper’s map, then it’s time for the biggest damned lawsuit you can imagine.

smallish update: the papers don’t publish the guy’s name or address, but they did send a camera crew around to his house. Since the Journal-News still has their map up online, it’s the work of only a couple minutes using Bing Maps to match the house from the list at the J-N and find his name and address.

Posted by Drew458    United States   on 01/14/2013 at 01:37 PM   
  1. There’s no question but that what the paper did was a self serving bit of hype. All in the name of press freedom I suppose.  Someone should shoot out the eyes of the editor. Worthless scum. Something ought to be done to ppl like that to instill so much fear, that no other paper would even dream of doing it again. That really is one hell of an outrage, and I was royally PO’d when I first heard about it.

    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   01/14/2013  at  05:10 PM  
  2. Yeah and the big o was out there claiming that people are lying about the government taking our guns - and the bitter clingers are too damn stupid to know that they are being duped by those evil groups who won’t go along with sensible gun control laws and oh yeah, btw if the evil republicans don’t raise the debt limit (again) - the veterans and social security recipients won’t be paid - even though he also said that this debt limit increase isn’t about spending (which is why spending cuts shouldn’t be part of the ‘deal’) but about money already spent. Imagine someone (the individual) who has such massive bills and debt payments - who continues to increase their spending.

    I’m so sick of this idiot - too damn bad that the evil republicans didn’t cut the ‘bush tax cuts’ a long time ago - maybe the low information voters wouldn’t have voted for the big o this time - but then we all know that the reason the damn taxes went up in Jan was dumbocare taxes taking effect - but of course the State Media will always blame the republicans for all that goes wrong in the big o’s AmeriKa.

    Posted by wardmama4    United States   01/14/2013  at  07:21 PM  
  3. You all have to see this,its awesome, head to the link:

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/14/2013  at  09:39 PM  
  4. Sadly its not Illegal to do what they did in NY and that is gonna be tough to overcome in court.But all the bad publicity will most likely have the proper affect on the personel and profits of the rag very soon.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/14/2013  at  09:41 PM  
  5. The people should own this paper through class action.  mad

    Posted by cmblake6    United States   01/14/2013  at  10:20 PM  
  6. "The people should own this paper through class action.”

    Words don’t mean anything to these people. Money does. SUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM. One person at a time. Think of all the legal fees they will have to pay if two hundred people sue.

    Posted by harleycowboy58    United States   01/15/2013  at  12:52 AM  
  7. More Fun Facts:
    It is true that all countries in Southern and Western Europe had lower murder rates than the U.S. But it might be worthwhile to parse the U.S. number if we continue to make such comparisons.
    In over 52% of the murders in the US in 2011 in which the race of the murderer was known, the murderer was black. Over half of the victims of murder were also black. But blacks are only 13.6% of the population. Put all that together, and the murder rate in the US for non-blacks was more like 2.6 per 100,000 in 2011.
    As Peter Baldwin put it in his book, The Narcissism of Minor Differences, “Take out the black underclass from the statistics, and even American murder rates fall to European levels.”
    Very Interesting Huh.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/15/2013  at  04:00 AM  
  8. Wow.  I followed the link over to “Jeanine Pirro Goes Nuclear”.  There are very few people I’d be afraid of in a battle of wits.  She’s one of them.  That is one awesome lady with an excellent command of facts and logic.

    Now, how do we turn her loose on Obama and company?  The New York State Legislature?

    Posted by Dr. Jeff    United States   01/15/2013  at  04:04 AM  
  9. Abusing my power to post I also give you this:
    “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.”
    “Noah Webster”.
    And this:
    “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms… disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
    “Thomas Jefferson”

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/15/2013  at  04:05 AM  
  10. Rich, Thank you for that link. That is one tuff lady.

    Wonder what their reaction might be if the employees of that paper had their names and addresses made public. We can guess.


    Posted by peiper    United Kingdom   01/15/2013  at  04:50 PM  
  11. LOL Peiper, check the news about a week ago!  Someone did post the employees names and addresses on line.  The newspaper editor went ape and hired armed guards for the building.  Of course they had a hissey fit over invasion of privacy and why the public had no need/right to know the information.

    What goes around, comes around.  They can’t stand to be treated as they treated others.  Typical punk a** limousine liberals.

    Posted by Dr. Jeff    United States   01/16/2013  at  05:20 AM  
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