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Newspaper’s gun-permit map used by burglars to target home?

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David Martosko
Daily Caller [1]
Jan 14, 2013

A home burglary in White Plains, N.Y. that appears related to a newspaper’s recent publication of gun-permit holders will bring a legislative response Monday, in the form of a new bill aimed at banning similar public disclosures in the future.

Newsday reported Sunday [2] that burglars broke into a 70-year-old man’s home intending to steal his gun safe. The resident, and his address, were among 44,000 disclosures of lawful firearm permits that the Journal News, a Westchester County, N.Y. newspaper, published on Dec. 24 [3].

Republican state Sen. Greg Ball has been critical of the newspaper’s decision to release the information on the heels of the Dec. 14 Connecticut school shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead.

Ball introduced two bills in the New York State Senate on Jan. 11 in response to the Journal News’ controversial move. One, S2132 [4], would exempt “the disclosure, under the freedom of information law, of the name of any person issued a license to carry or possess a firearm.”

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/13/ny-newspapers-gun-permit-disclosure-leads-to-burglary-new-legislation/

[2] reported Sunday: http://newyork.newsday.com/news/nation/journal-news-gun-permit-map-used-by-burglars-to-target-white-plains-home-1.4441678

[3] published on Dec. 24: http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20121223/NEWS01/121221011/Map-Where-gun-permits-your-neighborhood-

[4] S2132: http://m.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2132-2013

[5] The Real Reason Newspapers Are Losing Money, And Why Bailing Out Failing Newspapers Would Create Moral Hazard in the Media: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-real-reason-newspapers-are-losing-money-and-why-bailing-out-failing-newspapers-would-create-moral-hazard-in-the-media.html

[6] Turning the tables: Here are the names and home addresses of all Journal News employees: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turning-the-tables-here-are-the-names-and-home-addresses-of-all-journal-news-employees.html

[7] Gun Control Laws: Texas ‘Arm The Teachers’ School Policy Uses Concealed Carry Permit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gun-control-laws-texas-%e2%80%98arm-the-teachers%e2%80%99-school-policy-uses-concealed-carry-permit.html

[8] Georgia gun sales and permit applications soar post-Newtown: http://www.prisonplanet.com/georgia-gun-sales-and-permit-applications-soar-post-newtown.html

[9] In the UK, homeowners who defend themselves against burglars and violent criminals are routinely arrested and thrown in prison: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-the-uk-homeowners-who-defend-themselves-against-burglars-and-violent-criminals-are-routinely-arrested-and-thrown-in-prison.html

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