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Should the names and addresses of licensed gun owners be available to the public?

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  2. No
 
 
 
 
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drugsrus

Jan-09-13 1:05 AM

rschweizer -"There is nothing on the books that says I don't have a right to see who has a gun registered in their name." Yes there is, it's called the 4th Amendment.

And the answer to the question is still NO

IF people assumed that everybody was armed, maybe the criminals might have second thoughts before they follow through on thier "plan"

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drugsrus

Jan-09-13 1:17 AM

rschweizer - did you get a diploma from that place you went to school??? Maybe you should sign up for Hil***ale College free ccourse on the US Constitution.

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drugsrus

Jan-09-13 1:18 AM

H-i-l-l-s-d-a-l-e

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-13 7:05 AM

rschweizer, You know maybe on the progressive news today website they didn't mention that The Journal News, Two weeks ago, the paper published the names and addresses of handgun permit holders — a total of 33,614 — in two suburban counties, Westchester and Rockland, and put maps of their locations online. The maps, which appeared with the article “The Gun Owner Next Door: What You Don’t Know About the Weapons in Your Neighborhood,” received more than one million views on the Web site of The Journal News — Now you know so you can intelligently contribute, well at least now you know!

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getreal

Jan-09-13 7:16 AM

I think if you want to know you should be able to find out, however I don't believe it should be published in the newspaper...Ther is so many ways to find out information it doesn't need to be put in the newspaper... People don't realize the freedoms they are letting slip through their fingers.

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usedtolivethere

Jan-09-13 7:16 AM

Isn't i d i o t name calling? TOT professes never to do that. Another of his Nazi lies

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-13 7:34 AM

Hey rschweizer... I see you dug out your usedto name again. Nice to keep it fresh but ya have to post a lot to get on the leaderboard again, remember?

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Hilltopper

Jan-09-13 8:32 AM

There are an estimated 270 million privately owned guns in the US. Only handguns require a license to be legally owned in NYS. The names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in NYS was on the WWW up to about a month ago, but they were taken down right after the the CT shootings. Rather than making available the names of law bidding gun owneres, why make publish the names of illegal gun owners? Isn't that where the problem lies? If laws forbid the names of those on public assistance from being made public, use the same law to keep licensed gun owners private. "(The right to privacy is a person's) right to be left alone by the government... the right most valued by civilized men." - Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

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Stackrat

Jan-09-13 8:35 AM

Just dumb.

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taxtired

Jan-09-13 9:29 AM

Should we also list all the assets in our home so we can get robbed by the people who can't have guns in the first place. Then they can have more guns and ammo also. A VERY dumb idea.

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taxtired

Jan-09-13 9:58 AM

The F.B.I. knows who has what. Why should joe blow from idaho know ?

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JohnSteady

Jan-09-13 10:32 AM

Why not publish all the names and addresses of all the freeloaders on Public Assistance? How about all the illegals in this country? List where they are! The news media always can find them why not uncle Sam? I'd rather see a list of Criminals then law abiding citizens! I want them tagged like they do to animals and be able to track their every move! It's a good think I didn't have to register my russian ICBM I bought off Craiglist and buried the launch pad in my backyard.

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SashaTia

Jan-09-13 10:40 AM

Tax Tired, I agree. This sets a very dangerous precedent. State and Local law enforcement has this information but to put INNOCENT Law abiding citizens and their FAMILIES in jeopardy is not ok. Is your home owners policy public? By making this public and for that Newspaper to publish is not ok. The Newspaper should be sued if any of those people on that list had there homes broken into and or vandalized and put the families in peril. The only thing it accomplished was to let the criminals know where the legally obtained guns were!

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Stackrat

Jan-09-13 11:10 AM

And every time you move you can register your new address just like a convicted sex offender!

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MrBoB51

Jan-09-13 11:42 AM

Twisted logic is believing honest, legal gun owners are the problem. The problem to...who?

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MrBoB51

Jan-09-13 11:51 AM

I stand corrected, my comparison of guns to abortion was unfair. The right to keep and bear arms is actually in the constitution whereas the right to kill your offspring was 'found' somewhere in the 'good and plenty' clause.

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rschweizer

Jan-09-13 12:10 PM

ToT: 'A well regulated Militia' has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not gun owners' names should be made public.

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rschweizer

Jan-09-13 12:24 PM

drugsrus, I wish you could see how dumb of an American you are.

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution specifically delineates the protection from search and seizure unless by warrant.

This has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not gun owners' names are made public.

You simply attempted to use an Amendment to the Constitution that didn't apply purposefully without even knowing what it actually applied to.

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rschweizer

Jan-09-13 12:34 PM

getreal, I agree. The list should be public, but not printed in a newspaper.

See, you almost fell for the trick question TiredOfTax changed this to, when in fact, the original poll question was and remains 'do you think the list should be made public, and has nothing to do with whether or not that list is actually printed.

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PeacefulWorld

Jan-09-13 12:44 PM

tot - you can't even hold a conversation with someone without calling them an idiot - got a short fuse there? You would be precisely the one that shouldn't have a gun because of that short fuse. And that's the problem with "the guys on your side" - they all have short fuses and a "shoot 'em up" "let's do war instead of diplomacy" attitude. I wonder if it's the guys on your side that killed all those abortion doctors.

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drugsrus

Jan-09-13 12:53 PM

rschweizer - "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,..." translated means "privacy". When you make something "public" it is no longer "private". What part of that do you not understand ???

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drugsrus

Jan-09-13 12:56 PM

PeacefulWorld - still got those rose colored glasses on I see.

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MrBoB51

Jan-09-13 1:02 PM

Ok, I have reread every post and nowhere does ToT call anybody an idiot or any other name. It is rscweizer, and you. You both keep accusing everybody of acting as you are, but they're not...just you.

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PeacefulWorld

Jan-09-13 1:06 PM

bob - you didn't scroll back far enough.

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PeacefulWorld

Jan-09-13 1:09 PM

drugs - perhaps people who believe that the constitution created in the 1700s could possibly still be applicable in today's insane society are the ones with the rose-colored glasses.

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