I posted info re Sen Ball's bill, which he will introduce today, on the other thread as well Thread: BREAKING: You knew it was bound to happen. Police investigating first robbery attempt from gun owner map published online by Journal News
He's the NY Senator beleves the privacy of legal gun owners, amongst others, should be protected
This case just gives him the needed support
Worse, the victim of this burglary is a man in his 70s
That irresponsible editor and journalist have endangered the home, property and life of a law abiding senior citizen
This is wrong
If you live in NY, and you think this kind of malicious journalism must be stopped, give him your support
Sen Ball makes a good point that not only is that newspaper's map endangering private citizens, but also active and retired LEOs, nevermind women who have been victims of domestic violence and may have bought a gun for self defense. Many women have been murdered by their ex's, and the police are rarely there when they need them...
Did it ever occur to those boneheads that perhaps some of these people were trying to keep their addresses hidden so that they couldn't be threatened at their new homes...?
I've heard of women who had to move several states away, and keep all their data private, in order to escape a murderously angry or jealous ex husband
Below is NYS Sen. Greg Ball’s press release. Even if this story is proven to have nothing to do with the gun map, it is an example of “what could be,” Senator Ball points out.
White Plains Police said one suspect has been apprehended and at least one other is still at large.PRESS RELEASE
FROM GREG BALL’S OFFICE
Brewster, N.Y. – 1/13/2013 – Today Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C, I) announced that a burglary has been reported on Davis Ave. in White Plains, New York that evidently ties into The Journal News gun maps. It is reported that the burglar used The Journal News’ interactive gun map to target a home included on the map. Luckily the gun was locked up and no one was hurt.
“The Journal News has placed the lives of these folks at risk by creating a virtual shopping list for criminals and nut jobs. 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. Former convicts have already testified to the usefulness of the asinine Journal News ‘gun maps’ yet the reckless editors are evidently willing to roll the dice, gambling with the lives of innocent local homeowners,” said Senator Greg Ball.
Tomorrow, Senator Ball will be publicly unveiling three separate pieces of legislation, all with bipartisan support, among them (S2132), to protect the privacy rights of ordinary citizens; including: law enforcement personnel, victims of domestic violence and private citizens.
Let it be clear however, that under Ball’s legislation that has garnered bipartisan kudos and support, law enforcement and all related agencies would continue to have full access to permit information. Senate bill (S2132) would protect lawful gun owners, including thousands of retired and active law enforcement and victim of domestic violence survivors, from having their information publicly disclosed.
“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. These bills are critical to keep folks safe and fundamentally protect their inherent right to privacy.
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