AND IF THE FEINSTEIN BILL PASSES, THOSE WHO NOW OWN "ASSAULT RIFLES" & CLIPS THAT HOLD MORE THAN 10 ROUNDS WILL HAVE TO TURN THEM IN, NO GRANDFATHERING-IN! THEY WILL BE ILLEGAL TO OWN, PERIOD! IT'S AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT ON OUR GUN RIGHTS!
CALL YOUR ELECTED CONS IN CONGRESS! TAKE A STAND!
REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 'NEW WORLD' WHEN THE 'DISCOVERERS' HAD BETTER WEAPONRY THAN THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE? HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF!
The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y., on Saturday posted an interactive map with the names and addresses of handgun permit owners in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties. Gun owners — many outside of the paper’s readership — considered the map and accompanying story a provocation and the liberal declaration of war they widely feared. All of which led the conversation to take a markedly nasty turn.
The Journal News story went viral, in part because of links from conservative sites such as the Drudge Report, Memorandum.com, Breitbart.com and Instapundit.com. The listings of the journalists also went viral, generating hundreds of angry responses from gun owners already feeling under assault by talk of resurrecting the assault weapons ban. The target expanded to include the home phone number and address of Gracia Martore, chief executive of the paper’s parent group, Gannett. (“House is loaded with highly valuable easily transprtable [sic] items,’’ a poster identified only as “vintovka” wrote on a Web site for assault rifle enthusiasts, according to Gannett’s blog. “As a promonent [sic] liberal from suburban D.C. she probably goes to a lot of well publisised [sic] funerals, during which her house would be empty.”)
Scott F. Williams, a former Marine of New Jersey, calling the paper about the story, is quoted as saying: <<the newspaper’s decision to link to the database was “highly Orwellian. The implications are mind-boggling,” he said. “It’s as if gun owners are sex offenders.”>>
PUT YOURSELF IN THE PLACE OF THESE UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES AND ADDRESSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ANYONE IN THE WORLD WHO OWNS A COMPUTER. I HAVE TO WONDER HOW MANY NUTCASES ARE GOING TO GO TO THESE ADDRESSES AND DO WHAT WHEN THEY GET THERE!
NONE OF THOSE ON THIS MAP/LIST HAVE BROKEN ONE SINGLE LAW IN OWNING THESE FIREARMS! CAN'T SAY THE SAME FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO STALK THESE PEOPLE AND CAN, THANKS TO THE 'JOURNAL NEWS'!!!
One website took the 'Journal to task quite nicely, a lot nicer than I might have:
LEGAL GUN OWNERS BRANDED BY NEWSPAPER?
<<What is the Journal News attempting to accomplish with such a map? Shall we have our children take a different way home from school knowing that Mr. Johnson down the street seeks to protect his family by legally obtaining a gun permit?
Or perhaps The Journal News would like us to round up a posse and converge on the homes of local, law abiding gun owners.
The analogy to the sex offender database is striking and, perhaps, even intentional.
No, it’s not clear what the purpose of running this article was for The Journal News. What is clear is that vast number of legal gun owners are bearing the brunt of the harsh criticism coming in the wake of a series of criminal acts committed by people who illegally obtained weapons.
Of course, in the very same article, The Journal News sought to abdicate responsibility for whatever consequences may come from aggregating the information for their readers.
'"To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.'"
With this blanket abdication, The Journal News feels that their systematic demonization and alienation of their law abiding neighbors was warranted. They may not have broken any laws in aggregating the personal information of gun permit owners, but the ethical impropriety of doing so is obvious.
Indeed, the article even prompted one commenter on the article to ask, ”So should we start wearing yellow Stars of David so the general public can be aware of who we are??”
While that might be taking the analogy a bit far, it is worth noting that the demonization of legal gun owners has been spearheaded by the main stream media. Whether it’s Bob Costas on Sunday Night Football, David Gregory on Meet the Press, or Piers Morgan on CNN, the assault has been coordinated and vicious.
The article by The Journal News is just the latest effort by the “professional media” aimed at alienating legal gun owners from “normal Americans.” They are attempting, yet again, to unfairly and inaccurately paint their opposition as extreme. Moreover, they seek to dehumanize the concerns of those engaged in a constitutionally protected right and, perhaps, are even consciously attempting to associate a gun permit database with a sex offender registry.
After all, how likely is it that public opinion will rush to defend the rights of a sex offender?>>
ARE OTHER NEWSPAPERS GOING TO PULL SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR LOCAL MEDIA LISTED YOUR NAME ON A MAP LIKE THIS?
AS FOR FEINSTEIN:
Last Sunday Feinstein laid out details of the bill on NBC
ALL LEGAL 'ASSAULT' WEAPONS MUST BE HANDED IN!
When these guns were banned in 1994-2004 it had NO lessening effect on how many crimes were committed by CRIMINALS. It DID have an effect on LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS! AFTER the ban was lifted such crimes DECLINED! When only CRIMINALS can get these, imagine what will happen!
LIKE MOST POLITICIANS, FEINSTEIN IS A HYPOCRITE! SHE HAD A CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT & SHE WAS "TRAINED TO USE A WEAPON"...SHE ADMITS THAT IN THIS VIDEO! SHE LIKELY DIDN'T THINK GUNS WERE SO BAD WHEN CRIMINALS WERE AFTER HER FAMILY!