Contrary to the morons at the NRA, it’s not those without weapons that are going to be targeted for burglary, it’s those on a list of firearm owners who will be targeted for burglary when the individuals are not home.
At least two burglars broke into a house in White Plains, New York, on Saturday and headed straight for the gun safe.
This address and the owner’s name, registered on a permit for legally held firearms, had been published on the controversial gun map published by the Journal News on December 23.
The burglars couldn’t open the safe and the property owner wasn’t home. But this incident has led to speculation that the map is now being used by criminals for targeted gun theft.
Usually if a burglar breaks in when you are home, it’s because they made a mistake and thought you were gone. It is a very bad idea to publish the home addresses of firearm owners for the obvious reason the above story points out. Fortunately this guy had a gun safe, but a listing of firearm owners is a map for thieves.