New York Gun Thieves Guided By “Gun Map”

At least two burglars broke into the home of a 70-year-old in White Plains, New York on Davis Street. Other residents on the street told local news that they hadn’t seen a burglary on that street in 15 years. The burglars were after the homeowner’s guns that he kept in a safe in an upstairs room. They were however unsuccessful in breaking the weapons out of the safe.

How did they know this homeowner had guns? Police are all but admitting that there is a connection between the map that the Journal News published of all the names and addresses of handgun owners in the area and the robbery that occurred last Saturday in White Plains, the city where the Journal News is headquartered. The victim’s name and address appeared on the interactive map of gun permit-holders. Since there hadn’t been a burglary there for a long time, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to think that these criminals were aided by the map that had just been published not long before, since it was the guns they were after.

If there is indeed a connection, this not only shows the stupidity of the Journal News in attempting to shame legal gun-owners, but also the folly of gun registration. Gun-owning criminals got a pass because they wouldn’t dare register their weapons. Obviously, they wouldn’t want the government to know they have a bunch of guns. And we shouldn’t want that for ourselves either.

We don’t need the government at any level to be the one to grant us permission to exercise our Constitutional rights. Registration and permitting is just asking the government for permission. But it’s also asking for trouble. A government that can grant us our rights can also take those rights away. Or so they’ll try. In reality, even while they might overpower us, we’ll never lose the right to defend ourselves, our family or our country.

Gun registration and subsequent confiscation is often compared to tyrannies in the past such as the Nazis. An article appearing in American Rifleman made this observation:

"After invading, Nazis used pre-war lists of gun owners to confiscate firearms, and many gun owners simply disappeared. Following confiscation, the Nazis were free to wreak their evil on the disarmed populace."

In November of 1938, the New York Times ran a story with the headline, “Berlin Police Head Announces ‘Disarming’ of Jews”:

"The Berlin Police President, Count Wolf Heinrich von Helldorf, announced that as a result of a police activity in the last few weeks the entire Jewish population of Berlin had been "disarmed" with the confiscation of 2,569 hand weapons, 1,702 firearms and 20,000 rounds of ammunition. Any Jews still found in possession of weapons without valid licenses are threatened with the severest punishment."

Gun registration allowed the Journal News to publish a list of all gun-owners in the area. Registration gives criminals and governments (is there any difference anymore?) the information they need to steal or confiscate people’s means of self-defense.


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  • sagebrush6

    I heard the White Plains journalist has a lot of guns in his house. A big collection in fact.

    • Ralph

      Heard similar info .... and rarely home too.

  • Ralph

    Nobody .... NOBODY ..... has done a comparison of the Gun Permit Holder List !

    I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison of ' The List ' ...... did the gal in New York ' scrub ' the list of any names ?

    Did she, as I guess, accidentally omit the names of personal friends as well as those friendly + supportive of her LeftyLoon agenda ?

    I'll stake the ranch that a good comparison will generate the necessary goods to establish serious doubt to her credibility.

  • dhall053

    wouldn't it be a joyful site to see a few billboards with the journals editors names, addresses, and salaries put up around town, and maybe some little flyers stuck on windows in the 'hood. seems turn about is only fair. one has to imagine they would be buing a gun or hiring someone who does pretty fast.

    • o

      You ARE assuming these folks don't guns already. It's one of those: Do as I say, Not as I do.....

    • ginjit.dw

      That would be fine with me..Let's include all our federal and state reps for good measure!!!!!!!These people are pinheads all.....

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    These morons of the "press" have endangered the lives and property of these thousands of law abiding people. Lawyers, doctors, cops, ordinary folks, ALL exposed to the criminal world as a shopping list for stealing weapons, cash, jewelry and maybe a bit of side fun like a few rapes and murders of people who had the misfortune to be home when the crooks came shopping.
    This paper and anyone else perpetrating and promoting criminal activity like this should be sued out of existance by this entire group of people.

  • obhfwb

    May all those who published these legal gun owners place of residence get broken in to their own homes and suffer dearly, would serve the scum right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.stroud.338 David Stroud

    The obvious result of a stupidly mismanaged "newspaper" who has its head so far to the left that it can't do anything but demonstrate how it is a liability to the community it is supposed to serve!

  • WalkingHorse

    The man whose home was broken into has a potential remedy: 18 USC 241- Conspiracy Against Rights. This is part of the civil rights code, so individuals have standing to lodge complaints. If nothing else, this newspaper can be bled dry through the legal system. This is one time a class action suit might be warranted.

    • a

      Let the blood letting begin. Drain them dry....... How about pictures/address, etc of the cars they drive.

  • Greg137

    Media people are stupid... They want criminals to be armed! They live on violence and violent crimes! Liberal media are parasites...

  • bhudda

    Would be nice to hear that a news paper no longer exists over freedom of the press and pushing it .

  • Mudpuppy

    Anyone at all surprised? This was a given. That "newspaper" needs to suffer severely for what they did. Bunch of stupid morons.

  • WAKE UP AMERICA!

    I think the man who was "hit" by the burglers should sue that rag for putting him and his family in danger by "printing" where he lived.........

  • Sutekh

    There you have it. A direct, demonstrable case of the liberal media encouraging and enabling crime -- while telling us we shouldn't have guns to protect ourselves against the criminals the media sympathize with.

  • ginjit.dw

    The journal is culpable. They did the PC thing without any thought... Liberalism is a mental disorder..