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Guest Derek L

Really? Could you provide more info on this, where did it happen? LInk?

Or how about this:


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.

No one killed, nor no guns stolen, but.......

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Really? Could you provide more info on this, where did it happen? LInk?

http://www.guelphmercury.com/opinion/columns/article/864163--should-u-s-newspapers-out-the-addresses-of-gun-owners discussion about printing names in Boise Idaho.

But what the Journal News, a daily owned by the Gannett Company in White Plains, N.Y., did in its Dec. 23 edition and on its LoHud.com Web site isn't new nor illegal -- in fact, the same newspaper published a similar listing in 2006.

The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., published a similar database in 2011. The Roanoke Times published lists of handgun permitees as early as 2007. The New York Times' occasionally publishes the names of those with New York City concealed carry permits.

Just last year, the Associated Press demanded, and received, the names of the approximately 1.3 million Illinois residents whom the Illinois State Police have deemed "qualified" to own guns.


As you can see, lots have been published before.

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Guest American Woman

I'm pleased to see this:

NY newspaper removes handgun permit holder data

A suburban New York newspaper that outraged gun owners by posting the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits removed the information from its website Friday.

The Journal News took down the data just three days after the state enacted a gun control law that included privacy provisions for permit holders.

State Sen. Greg Ball, the most vocal opponent of the posting, said, "Thank God The Journal News has finally realized the error in their judgment and done the right thing. ... I am proud to have passed legislation keeping The Journal News from doing this ever again."

On Tuesday, as part of a gun control bill, the state Legislature passed and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new regulations that give permit holders several ways to opt out of the public record.

Applicants can ask to be exempted because they are police officers or served on criminal-case juries or are victims of domestic violence. They also can just say they might be subjected to harassment.

Looks as if the law is now on the side of those who claimed it's an invasion of privacy.

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