Burglars Hit Home on NY Gun Map
Police investigating whether they used map to target home
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff | Suggested by Guvner
Posted Jan 14, 2013 8:59 AM CST
A screenshot of the Journal News' online map of permit pistol owners in two New York counties.   (lohud.com)

(Newser) More fallout from the controversial "gun map" published by a New York newspaper: The interactive map, which publicized addresses of local gun owners, may have been used by burglars to target a home in White Plains. At least two people broke into the home Saturday night and tried to open the gun safe, but couldn't, Newsday reports. One suspect is in custody, and police are looking into whether the gun database played a role. Some lawmakers had complained that the map could help criminals, and a state senator plans to introduce a bill today to keep the names of gun permit holders private. Click for more on the gun map controversy.

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 23, 2014 4:58 PM CDT
Burglary can happen anytime because criminals are to be found everywhere right? So what's the big deal with this? Of course, basically it's all about your safety! What if you witness personally burglars breaking into your house and practically you would get hysterical and with that I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have an ample amount of time to call help and most impossibly would be to call 911 right? So with this situation, I came to a thought of looking for some app which would help me in times of emergencies like this and fortunately I found Safetrec and Safekidzone at Google Play which happens to be available at all app stores. Just a click would save me you from harm, trust me. Simply click this links to know more. http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home and www.safetrec.com
imfairlyamused
Jan 14, 2013 10:32 PM CST
criminals prefer unarmed victims....i dont believe this...just more propoganda to get the people to give up their right to bear arms
Just_Dave
Jan 14, 2013 8:34 PM CST
"What a rational discussion on the gun debate in America" - said by no one ever on Newser.