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NY newspaper publishes names and addresses of local gun owners. Is this an invasion of privacy?

Drue-AFCL 2012/12/27 01:35:21
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  • Informed Voter 2013/01/13 03:59:09
    yes
    Informed Voter
    +1
    How about publishing a list of names of all those who've murdered an unborn child at an abortion clinic?

    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • studiobrat PWCM AFCL 2013/01/13 03:44:42
    yes
    studiobrat  PWCM AFCL
    +1
    How dare they?!? That newspaper needs to be sued! Invasion of privacy
  • Ashley 2012/12/31 03:11:58
    yes
    Ashley
    +1
    Not a good idea.
  • plmbrby49 2012/12/30 00:37:46
    no
    plmbrby49
    +1
    Not sure about invasion of privacy but certainly not a good idea to print locations of weapons for knucklehead thieves to go shopping . Seems unethical and unprofessional
  • schjaz 2012/12/29 17:56:58
    yes
    schjaz
    +1
    of course. how is that legal? they should sue, sue, sue till there is nothing left of that rag.
  • Tom Trojan 2012/12/29 03:24:38
    yes
    Tom Trojan
    +1
    And a typical tactic of former socialist regimes.......

    Oh.... this paper is a liberal leaning rag???? what a shock........
  • Greg Saunders 2012/12/28 15:33:43
    yes
    Greg Saunders
    +2
    I doubt very much the people we need to know about are in it.
  • Simone Seitz 2012/12/28 07:20:48
    yes
    Simone Seitz
    +1
    At least criminals know who not to rob.
  • schjaz Simone ... 2012/12/29 17:57:38
    schjaz
    +2
    or who to rob so they can get the guns.
  • Simone ... schjaz 2012/12/29 18:11:45
    Simone Seitz
    D: I didn't think of it this way.
  • schjaz Simone ... 2012/12/29 18:32:09
    schjaz
    +1
    eeeeeeeeeeeeyeah. they are criminals. its what they do.
  • Osama McDonalds 2012/12/28 05:54:28
    no
    Osama McDonalds
    +2
    Legally it is not if that information is on public record. BUT, just because something is legal doesn't make it ok and even though I'm for better gun control, I think publishing gun owner's names and addresses in the newspaper was wrong and was an invasion of their privacy....even if it was legal. Gun owners are not criminals.
  • schjaz Osama M... 2012/12/29 17:58:26
    schjaz
    +2
    how is that legal? could pajamagram publish everyone that has purchased from their company?
  • Osama M... schjaz 2012/12/29 19:30:21
    Osama McDonalds
    +1
    It is information that is available to the public upon request (Freedom of Information Act). That is the only way they legally could get it. As far as Pajamagram...I'm sure they could publish their client list if they wanted to...hell, they probably already sell it to 4 marketing companies.
  • schjaz Osama M... 2012/12/30 19:01:32
    schjaz
    +1
    good point. i almost fainted when i found out your band and insurance companies can sell your info.
  • schjaz Osama M... 2012/12/31 17:59:38
    schjaz
    did i say your band? i meant to say...bank..lol
  • Osama M... schjaz 2013/01/02 08:26:58
    Osama McDonalds
    LOL. Just remember, there is a form for your bank that you can sign in order to OPT-OUT of them selling your information to SOME of their affiliates.
  • schjaz Osama M... 2013/01/02 17:21:54
    schjaz
    yep, i know. the same with insurance companies, etc. but THEY do not tell you that.
  • William Gill~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/28 00:27:56
    yes
    William Gill~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Somebody turned the tables on them today. Someone got the names and address of the papers staff and published it online. :-)
  • baboula 2012/12/28 00:25:33
    yes
    baboula
    +1
    and no - they have every right to do so just like turn about is fair play and their names and addresses can be published. Of course the ones who shold relly worry are those that are shown as not having guns........
  • schjaz baboula 2012/12/29 17:59:37
    schjaz
    +1
    so does drugstore.com get to publish your name when you buy a douche?
  • baboula schjaz 2012/12/30 00:14:09
    baboula
    if it wanted too... when a purchase is made most especially online, there is no expectation of privacy
  • schjaz baboula 2012/12/31 17:58:44
    schjaz
    however, i don't think crooks would be trying to figure out how they could burglarize you to get it. and yes, there is an expectation of privacy when almost every site a person purchases from has privacy statements and secure purchasing.
  • baboula schjaz 2012/12/31 19:30:56
    baboula
    +1
    the crooks regarding electronic info would be hackers &/or i.d. thieves (which can be much much worse)
  • stevmackey 2012/12/28 00:20:47
    yes
    stevmackey
    +1
    This is not Nazi Germany.
  • schjaz stevmackey 2012/12/29 17:59:49
    schjaz
    are ya sure?
  • baboula stevmackey 2012/12/31 19:31:16
    baboula
    it's not for lack of trying
  • Civic Minded 2012/12/27 22:48:43
    yes
    Civic Minded
    +1
    Some might say that it isn't because it's public record. However, legally owning a handgun is no one's business. It's the unlawful possession of a fire arm which is of concern. The newspaper owner wouldn't like it if people were directed to his/her address for any reason.
  • merlinskiss 2012/12/27 21:44:21
    yes
    merlinskiss
    +2
    But the question is? Is the list from public records? If it is not, the lawyers can have a field day with the paper.
  • Anthony 2012/12/27 21:37:34
  • Osama M... Anthony 2012/12/29 19:31:36
    Osama McDonalds
    Aw Anthony, tell us how you REALLY feel.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/12/27 21:37:25
    yes
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    The law in New York as I understand it is that you have to have a license to even own a gun, but you can get a CCP and not own one.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/12/27 20:32:23
    yes
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +2
    Unconscionable. I hope protesters camp outside his home for weeks, see how he likes invasion of privacy.
  • eliosc 2012/12/27 19:17:21
    yes
    eliosc
    +2
    Yes it is. But it's also a good "hint" for the criminals, now they know who are their #1 target.

    Criminals love unarmed people.
  • Anthony eliosc 2012/12/27 21:36:05
    Anthony
    +2
    ...and where to steal guns when nobody is home.
  • schjaz Anthony 2012/12/29 18:01:01
    schjaz
    +1
    yep...exactly. it is targetting ppl no matter how you look at it.
  • eliosc Anthony 2013/01/06 07:41:45
    eliosc
    Well, most of the responsible people have a good and safe place to hide the guns when they are not home.
  • Anthony eliosc 2013/01/07 07:09:13
    Anthony
    +1
    Yep, hopefully a gun safe. The point is publishing peoples private information is stupid and just asking for trouble.
  • Jdogg 2012/12/27 19:11:25
    yes
    Jdogg
    +2
    It is.
  • macbeth 2012/12/27 17:43:31
    no
    macbeth
    +1
    If the published details are a matter of public record then it can't be an invasion of privacy.

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