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UCSD Lecturer Releases Gun Owner Geotagging Application

NF6X (725054) writes | 1 year,19 days

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NF6X (725054) writes "UCSD Lecturer Brett Stallbaum has released an Android app called Gun Geo Marker to allow people to "Geolocate Dangerous Guns and Owners". The app description states:

"The Gun Geo Marker operates very simply, letting parents and community members mark, or geolocate, sites associated with potentially unsafe guns and gun owners. These locations are typically the homes or businesses of suspected unsafe gun owners, but might also be public lands or other locations where guns are not handled safely, or situations where proper rights to own or use any particular type of firearm may not exist."

I question how the motivation behind developing this app differs from, say, developing an app to allow others to publicly geotag homes of people believed to belong to a particular religion or political party."

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Tracking apps? Seriously? (2)

murkwood7 (807159) | 1 year,19 days | (#44218427)

Seems like someone (Brett Stallbaum) is attempting to start a civil war. Like the shit going on in other parts of the world isn't enough. Looks like some liberals are trying to start a "track everybody, discriminate against everybody" kind of big brother (big stereotyper?) thing. As a parent, I'd rather have an app that tracks pedophiles. Oh, wait, got one of those. Wonder if he is on it? The idea of "casting the first stone" often comes back to bite the first caster. Who often has political reasons for casting that stone that are unrelated to the (noisy) reason they cast the stone to begin with. Just sayin'

Re:Tracking apps? Seriously? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | 1 year,19 days | (#44219339)

Looks like some liberals are trying to start a "track everybody, discriminate against everybody"

Liberal, n.: Of political opinions: Favourable to constitutional changes and legal or administrative reforms tending in the direction of freedom or democracy.

Don't you think that your "liberal" is at odds with dictionary's "liberal"?

Re:Tracking apps? Seriously? (1)

murkwood7 (807159) | 1 year,19 days | (#44219503)

No, I didn't use the dictionary definition of liberal. I simply referred to that group which brought us the "politically correct" movement.

You know, the ones that think guns kill people, not people kill people.

Re:Tracking apps? Seriously? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | 1 year,19 days | (#44219639)

In that case, you should have used the technically more correct term "crazy fuckers".

Re:Tracking apps? Seriously? (1)

murkwood7 (807159) | 1 year,19 days | (#44221565)

In that case, you should have used the technically more correct term "crazy fuckers".

Lol. Well, a lot of them are women, technically "...fuckees". Whatever. Certainly "crazy".

Re:Tracking apps? Seriously? (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | 1 year,19 days | (#44220317)

...the ones that think guns kill people...

Nah, they just advance the date. We're all gonna die, at least until we get ourselves cloudsourced.

harassing a group of people (2)

combonator (521285) | 1 year,19 days | (#44219101)

This app invites harassing a group of people by marking their homes location with GPS coordinates which should be private. Quite simply this is hate and its using technology to spread it.

What could go wrong... (1)

cfsops (2922481) | 1 year,19 days | (#44221379)

I expect those who advocate this despicable app will soon discover it's far more beneficial to the criminals in pointing out where the people who can defend themselves live and consequently where the sheep live. Why would the BadGuy fuck with me when he can mount the sheeply, mewling quim, (to borrow a phrase from another post), that bleats next door. Great Idea!

Re:What could go wrong... (1)

murkwood7 (807159) | 1 year,19 days | (#44221581)

I expect those who advocate this despicable app will soon discover it's far more beneficial to the criminals in pointing out where the people who can defend themselves live and consequently where the sheep live. Why would the BadGuy fuck with me when he can mount the sheeply, mewling quim, (to borrow a phrase from another post), that bleats next door. Great Idea!

A valid point. Only; how many criminals (of the type that break into homes), use smartphones?

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