This picture is to illustrate two different eventualities which are likely to be a consequence of the Journal’s decision to publish gun owner’s addresses and maps to their homes. The one on the left is a smart person. There’s no point of having a gun if it isn’t usable when needed. The other is a person who keeps the guns locked away in a basement or something. So, tell me what’s going to happen in both of these scenarios?
By now, we’ve all read about the gun owner, whose address was published by a New York newspaper, who has been burglarized.
The residence in White Plains, was identified in an interactive map that identified the names and addresses individuals who have gun permits. It was published by The Journal News — a Gannett Co. newspaper.
The elderly homeowner, who legally owns weapons, was not at home at the time of the burglary.
“The police are doing a full investigation,” the unidentified man told NewsDay. Police said it appears the burglars targeted the homeowner’s gun safe.
Now, personally, I’m not that worried about nuts coming in my house in an attempt to steal my guns. If they want to chance it ……. it’s often difficult to determine if someone is home or not at my house. Criminals, typically, aren’t very bright, but even a thug should understand there’s a 50/50 shot at getting shot. I try to aim for the right shoulder, but, my handgun pulls up and to my right. And this is crux of my post.
The Journal has been warned, and should have known this sort of thing would happen. If it occasions that some imbecile thug does break in a home where gun owners are present, we know that the odds are someone will get shot. If the thugs surprise the gun owners and gain the advantage, they’ll likely get their guns. If not, the thugs will likely get shot. Odds are pretty good that if this occurs a few times, someone will die.
I think in civil court, this is a slam dunk. I think in criminal court a very strong case for depraved indifference can be made. Lawyers to the ready.