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New York Newspaper uses public records to publish map of gun owners

Isaac-1 (233099) writes | about 2 years ago

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Isaac-1 (233099) writes "First it was the sex offenders being mapped using public records, not it seems to be gun owners, I wonder who will be next? It seems a newspaper in New York has published an interactive map with the names and addresses of people with guns."
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Australia First In (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#42385795)

Australia already did this.

Then, there was a spate of robberies across the states where the primary target was guns. Strange. In many cases houses in the middle of suburbs were targeted and several guns stolen. In many cases, just firearms, not other stuff which was quite valuable.

Take a map of gun owners in Australia and a map of gun robberies. It makes for a very interesting comparison.

It can be quite difficult to get your hands on decent firearms in Australia right now. The easiest way is to steal weapons from those who already have them.

In other news (1)

FCAdcock (531678) | about 2 years ago | (#42385921)

In other news, local residents report stream of break-ins during work hours.

Honestly, this is pretty dangerous. Even moredangerous than the guns themselves (note, ONLY legally owned guns would be shown here since they're the only ones on record) is the fact that they've just told every criminal in the area where to go to find a gun. Good job y'all!

Re:In other news (1)

Deadstick (535032) | about 2 years ago | (#42387201)

they've just told every criminal in the area where to go to find a gun.

OTOH, they've also told every criminal in the area contemplating breakins for other purposes where the safest targets are. It will be interesting to see how the statistics shake out...

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