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Champion Author

Joined:Nov 2009
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 1:37:30 PM

I'm wondering if the NON-gun owners would mind if their names and addresses were published on a list for Everybody to see? I think it's O K being a proud second bearer of arms I personally wouldn't mind at all.
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Champion Author Twin Cities

Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:00:07 PM

We have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Having my name published on any list would make me unhappy.
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Champion Author Connecticut

Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:55:38 PM

Seen in the neighbor's yard
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Champion Author Illinois

Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:54:17 PM

Heh heh heh! I LOVE this one.
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Champion Author Colorado Springs

Joined:Nov 2006
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 7:31:11 PM

I'm not surprised the American Communist Party totally backs Obama's grab at guns.

No link required, they're anti-capitalism crap is spread all over the web.

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Champion Author Atlanta

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 7:08:44 PM

No where is there any law or rule requiring the newspaper to publish ALL arrests. If a newspaper owner chooses to not publish his sons arrest, he can do it. That is the option of the newspaper not the government.
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Champion Author Iowa

Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:55:33 PM

A newspaper owner in a county seat town in our area, is first to print names and offenses of minors and adults on things from stealing a car to a can of pop, however, when his own child allegedly drove drunk and crashed through a citizens fence and property, he was quick to offer the citizen, whose property was damaged, money and have the property totally restored. This never got published in the paper and more than likely would not have been known to the general public - except for the fact that the kid bragged about it at school.

The responsibility of the press is often times missing and the power of the press is often used in error. They might claim that 'the people/public have a right to know' but when they slant the article or fabricate or build in suspicion in what they report, then they way overstep reporting and then become fabricators of unforseen future events.

One can only imagine having his/her name show up in a newspaper, as an informant on a local or federal case involving drug lords. Imagine the death sentance that the paper just bestowed on that informant. And the paper says - but but but, the public has the right to know.

yeah right.

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Champion Author Iowa

Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 3:40:10 PM

journalist says paper was wrong in printing names and addresses of law abiding gun owners

--But there is simply no justification for publicizing the names and addresses of gun owners who have committed no crime and have every right to arm themselves against the burglars, psychopaths and others who do break the law.

If the goal of the Westchester, N.Y., newspaper was purportedly a safer society (I’m really going to great lengths to give it the benefit of the doubt here), then it has created just the opposite effect.

For one thing, criminals now know which homes they can target, where owners don’t have guns handy to defend themselves and their property. A deterrent factor has been removed.

Fortunately, the story does have somewhat of a happy ending, which fits into the turnabout-is-fair-play category. After the gun owners’ map was released, Christopher Fountain, a website logger — or “blogger” — began posting the names, addresses and contact information of the newspaper’s publisher and editor, and staff members who worked on the map. Readers came up with information for other employees and Fountain also listed them.

I say “Bravo” to that effort and may it serve to disarm such irresponsible acts by the press in the future.
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