This is so ordinary and down to earth. Why are they stooping so low? What benefit are they deriving from this publication of gun owners names and addresses?
What goes around, comes around.
This one person who killed twenty seven people, and of course himself, has caused negative elements in our society to castigate people who are not responsible for the harm that he did at Sandy Hook school.
This conflict is man vs society. There is definitely a problem. The story is now at a climax. I do hope that as a society, we can find a denouement.
This is preposterous and senseless. No one should buy or read their newspaper anymore, then they will realize the awful mistake they have made. They should be ashamed of themselves. Aren't they concerned about the safety of others, and of course themselves?. What goes around, comes around in the long run.
The Journal News is without a doubt revealing illegal and sensitive information to further their agenda of creating more news in order to then report on the repercussions of their actions. Their greed is so great they forgot one very important fact; they did not envision becoming part of the news they so negligently created.
It is very disturbing to see how a media outlet abuses legal and law abiding folks information plus promotes a venue for the criminal element to strike out against them. Unfortunately this violation of ethics is backfiring in the worst way. No compassion here.
This newspaper should be charged with violation of the Journalism Code of Ethics and imposed a fine or closure.
watch Hannity friday night he is having some of the gun owners on that were exposed by this ignorant newspaper
"The actions we expect of our elected representatives and tax paid public servants are they should be better custodians of our privacy and tax dollars. Nothing less than a unanimous resolution that they would pass no law that would further infringe on our gun rights will cool this fire.
We politely ask our good Sheriff pledge and assure us openly, he would refuse to enforce any regulation that would offend the Bill of Rights in spirit or word.
Of us, the people, I suggest we exercise our purchasing power as consumers to any newspaper or advertiser compelled to abuse their public trust or assume they be Lords over us.
We tax payers, must flex our voting power to un-elect every single official who does not abide by their oath of office, in spirit, word or deed.
To the Editors of the Rockland Journal News, be reminded of the wisdom that says; “security without freedom is called jail.” "
"If hiring guns is good enough to protect a newspaper from their readers, then owning a gun is good enough to protect free people from their government." ~ Anthony Mele
The map also implies that the other homes don't have weapons. Yeah way to identify the potential crime targets in these communities idiots. If one cop gets killed because of this irresponsible newspulper, I hope their editors and reporters get prosecuted or get sued for big $$$ and put out of business.
Instead of begging them to stop, perhaps, someone should make the names and home addresses of those that made this map, public knowledge.
I believe this is going to backfire against these libtards. I have read some bloggers are striking back and publishing the names, home addresses, emails, numbers, facebook pages, etc., of the newspaper employees. Everyday the media continues to sink to a new low. I doubt they even teach ethics in journalism anymore...it has been replaced with Thug Journalism 101 Chicago Style.
It is a disgrace when the Enquire and TMZ has more credibility than your local newspaper.
Come on, are you kidding? If a Police Officer got shot it would only prove further to the Journal News that gun control is necessary! I lived in Rockland County for years! Believe me when I tell you that The Journal News could care less if anyone's life was in danger because of their antics. Ideology trumps EVERYTHING!
Want to make this problem 'go away'?
Simple; don't require registration of weapons. Don't keep public records on this.
There is NO reason why citizens should be required to inform the government that they have guns, or have them serialized, registered, and tracked. Registration doesn't prevent crime, and it doesn't significantly make investigating crime any easier.
...but it does dissuade gun ownership. Want to prevent crime? Arm and train.
I'm sorry. I fail to see the point of this. I want everyone in my immediate neighborhood to know that I have guns. I want them to know they are loaded and ready for use.
I guess I'm missing something.
Is that not the point of owning guns in the first place? That you own guns and you are proficient in their use?
How stupid is this, really?
Yes you ARE missing something...rocks, bottles through their windows, drive by shootings...all these can happen with the criminal element.
Also, they can target the homes of the individuals that DO NOT have guns (easier targets).
Way did this map get published?...Because an intolerant Liberal (newspaper author), who hates anybody who owns a gun, wanted to identify law-abiding citizens, and hopefully embarrass or ridicule them.
In this regard the emotional Left/Democrat/Liberals are a bunch of crazy wacko's. And I'm being nice!
It's wrong for many reasons 531, Someone wants to steal a gun, they know who has them; someone wants to commit a crime they know who doesn't have one; someone wants to get revenge on a law enforcement employee they know where their family lives.
The ideal situation in lowering crime is the assumption that everyone could have one.
It is interesting that those who say they listen to the common man, who claim to be the party of the people, seem never to be listening to what they say, instead they listen to those smaller voices and do their bidding. The loudest voices right now are speaking, and they are doing it through the power of the purse, and that message is, leave our right to self protection alone. If those who occupy the halls of government do not listen, it is likely that those voices will not only speak with the purse strings, but might soon strike with a vipers sting. You cannot molest a sleeping bear for too long before it finally rises up, and in doing so swipes with it's vicious claw.
Lets see. Aiding and abetting, conspiracy to commit mass dismay towards a peoples of an entire county. Conspiracy to commit mass assault on uniformed officials (officers of the law) commission of a terrorist act by way of placing a populous in harms way. I can continue but what would be the point
I guess he doesn't understand that the race war has already begun. I'm sorry they started the war without sending the department a memo.
Guns are not just for "show and tell" any more.... Defend your selves a-holes and shut up! These people are trying to kill go using someone else's stupidity! Do you not see that? The Journal wnats you dead or, better, cowering, whining and writing your letter to your congresswomen.
Act like men and stand up to these commie pricks. That's why you own guns, you moron.
google "when prophecy fails" - the thing on Cognitive Dissonance. There is a wiki page on it describing how loony kooks double down on their weird position. It fits the nutcakes at the Journal News to a Tee.
why doesn’t the Journal News publish a MAP of FEINSTEIN and SCHUMER and NADLER and CUOMO and all the rest – and all their staffers and employees. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
This whole idea of ASSAULT MAPS sounds pretty good to me. I wonder if it is covered under the Second Amendment.
Why is the Journal News still selling enough subscriptions to remain in business? That's my question. The name and address of everyone working at the publication should be made public, along with an interactive map showing where each of those people live. Time to start playing dirty.
Vigil Ante Reporting masking as Journalism. Nothing more than Political Activism hiding behind the so called press. Shame on them
No. Read my lips, no. They want a fight, they're gonna get it.
As obama says - "they bring a knife, we bring a gun". Get used to it.
Yup. Damage is done. All that can be done now is to make an example of the paper through a suit for 'reckless endangerment', with a class-action suit, or seeking damages for each and every person affected by this map; armed, non-armed, LEO, and all minors present.
Do you think we could find a lawyer or firm willing to work for a settlement?
"a suit for 'reckless endangerment'"
I would go further.
It is incitement.
Whether it was intended to stir up "the masses" against legal licensed firearm owners, or to publish a treasure map for criminals who want to steal guns, it was pure incitement, and should lead to court orders demanding the removal of the map from the internet and the possible dissolution of the paper .
Otherwise, they are trashing the rule of law, and the social contract.
What is next ?
Maps of houses owned by wheelchair owners ?
Locations of licensed SUV's ?
Pushpins on people with prescriptions ?
What if they posted where Muslims live? How would that be received?
This may not be rectified until someone gets hurt or killed. Or lawsuits get filed... I find it reprehensible for this rag to get away with this. Revoke their business license.
This media has lost their flipping minds... they are becoming criminal - terrorists in their own right. This madness really torques my jaw. Big time.
I used to be against what I saw were 'flippant' lawsuits, demanding extraordinary amounts of money for the 'damages' caused...
...but then I see behavior like this which openly and blatantly seeks harm to those who are abiding the law, but not the paper's political point of view, and I think: This HAS to be stopped and discouraged with the strongest measures possible. A judge should find against them 'with extreme prejudice', and award every cent imaginable.
Hey! I think I found a way to pay off the national debt!
They have been criminals for a very long time, now they're branching out into other criminal evdevours, after all, is our current government any example of obeying laws?
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out the publishing of these names can cause injury or harm to one or more people. If I worked at the Journal News I would quit because I wouldn't trust the employer to keep me safe.
They should be sued out of business for being so irresponsible!
The irony is - All the violence and stupidity is coming form the LEFT not the right
The LEFT is now advocating shooting Alex Jones - PUBLICLY on the air
Are the Liberals now becoming Muslims? (preach peace - but promote violence?)
The tipping point is very close !
Best Buy, CVS, IKEA, and Target are some of the national companies advertising in the Journal News. If you do business with any of these, send them a letter and ask where they stand on Journal News targeting families by publishing their personal information online. Indicate that if they support it, you will no longer give them your business. Then follow through.
To be effective you must CALL and/or WRITE to the above advertisers telling them you will no longer spend your MONEY at their stores if they continue to buy ads at the Journal.....
MONEY TALKS......especially when you take yours away and tell them you will...and URGE your FRIENDS to do same!
This is the most effective way to get to them, have their bread and butter pressure put the pressure on them.
"This would have never happened had the media been doing it’s job and not operating with a liberal agenda to intimidate gun owners."
Might I point out that this IS the media doing ITS job?
I want to point out this post to anyone who thinks that conservatives are intolerant.
Even grammar nazis can find acceptance and appreciation here; the offending error was fixed.
God bless you sDee, and if I meet you, I'll give you an extra large sharpie to allow you to draw commas and apostrophes on signs. Keep up the good fight.