Outed NY gun owner: 'I feel like a sex offender'

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  1. Dave Workman

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    Exclusive: Outed Yonkers, N.Y. gun owner says ‘I feel like a sex offender’

    When the Journal News in Westchester County, N.Y. published the names and addresses of gun permit holders in two counties recently, one of those citizens, Vincent R. Suppa of Yonkers, had a visceral reaction.

    Exclusive: Outed Yonkers, N.Y. gun owner says
     
  2. rsmccsman

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    Its nobodies business but your own, what you own. Gun registration is an invasion of privacy. This kind of public shaming of the gun culture is the worst kind of bigotry condoned by the left leaning media. These same people would be all bent out of shape if a list was published based upon race, religion or sexual preference.
     
  3. Father of four

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    Having to get a CHL is an invasion of privacy.
     
  4. hermannr

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    It's unfortunate that this act has caused a legit gun owner to feel that way. That was just exactly the purpose of the article, and if it succeeded, it is very sad.

    I Openly Carry my weapon (except in really bad weather). I am proud to be a gun owner, and do not really care who knows.

    But I also know NYS (my wife is from there), and the purpose of that article was to reinforce that concept that "guns are bad" and anyone that would own one is a bad person......it is too bad some have bought the concept hook line and sinker.
     
  5. Dave Workman

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    WHAT happened to this poor guy is an abomination.
     
  6. RoneKiln

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    Had someone been able to print a list of homes with broken locks on the door, it would have been just as stupid. But it would not make those people like sexual offenders. Had they printed a list of gorgeous young women that live alone, it would not make those women like sex offenders.

    Owning a gun is not something to be ashamed of. It is not something we should have to be embarrassed over. It does not in any way make us similar to sex offenders.

    It did put those people, and others, in danger. It violated their privacy. It increased the information criminals have access to when choosing what to target. It was horrible.

    It did not make anyone synonymous with sexual predators.
     
  7. deen_ad

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    SPLIT? How about 80% against the newspaper's listing owners? Not a scientific number, just my take on it from reading the boards.
     

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