Should The Media Expose Legal Gun Owners' Names And Addresses?

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    I think the people who should be concerned in the two countries are those who don't have guns. The paper just kindly alerted criminals to which homes are safe to enter to rape or rob without fear of meeting deadly resistance. The paper listed legal gun owners names and addresses, which is a violation of their privacy. I like the fact the one woman thought it was a good idea, though wouldn't want names and addresses of welfare recipients listed. Do we all have a right to privacy or not? We all have the same rights- or not. If gun owners don't have a right to privacy, then no one does.

    This was a completely shitty thing to do, but typical of brainless idiots who think their opinion trumps everyone elses'.

    Should The Media Expose Legal Gun Owners' Names And Addresses?

    Should The Media Expose Legal Gun Owners' Names And Addresses? | CNS News
     
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    No, they shouldn't. I'm appalled that they did, and I'm appalled that its public record.
     
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    By and large the media are complete morons only slightly above Congress and in response to the question asked no they should not it does not matter if it's about guns or anything else if your doing nothing illegal there is no cause for something like that.
     
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    The paper should have their ass sued. I am sure there are plenty of sleazy lawyers willing to do so.
     
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    I don't think a lawyer would have to be sleazy to go after the paper. There are some whackos who are treating lawful gun owners as criminals and it's gone too far.
     
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    Everyone has a right to privacy.

    I would suggest a class-action suit against the paper and put it out of business.
     
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    The names are out there already.
     
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    I don't see why the radical right wing trolls are getting so butthurt over this. It's public information that anyone can obtain easily.
     
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    I don't understand why the unarmed Leftytoons who just got targets painted on them aren't upset. Some things just can't be explained.
     
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    It depends. If you show malice while doing so you can be sued. All you have to do is prove damages.

    Say for example your name pops up and someone breaks into your house and is caught and admits you became a target because of the article. Or how about some club decides to ban you because of the article, or you're refused employment, or refused an apartment, or you lose business because of the article. All you have to prove is damages.

    I think this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen and extremely irresponsible. But this is the climate that our elected representatives in D.C. have fostered. With leaders like this I'd rather not be called an American.
     

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