Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Antigun NY newspaper: "Dozens of readers have taken issue with The Journal News over its decision to run a list of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties as part of a wider investigative article. The names of more than 30,000 licensed handgun owners were posted online as part of "Falling Through the Cracks," the paper's Dec. 10 report that found that thousands of registered handguns were unaccounted for because there is no system to secure the weapons of permit holders who die. The articles can be found by clicking the "Gun Control" icon at www.lohud.com. Some readers, particularly those on the list of licensed pistol owners, suggested that the newspaper erred in publishing the names. They said it may target their homes for theft, although the paper did not publish their home addresses. The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association reacted by posting what it thought were home addresses and telephone numbers of newspaper staff members. The list inadvertently included addresses of people not associated with the newspaper or the articles."

FL: Suspects pose as police in invasion: "Four men broke into a home in the 5500 block of 47th Court East Saturday morning. One of the suspects was shot by the homeowner, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. "Four guys busted into a house on the east side of town screaming they were the police," said Lt. John Baroncelli of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened at about 4 a.m., Baroncelli said. The suspect shot by the homeowner was apprehended when he was dropped off at Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.The sheriff's office will not release information on how many times the suspect was shot, only that he was in stable condition."

1 comment:

The Friendly Grizzly said...

It's a good thing it was only bad guys screaming "police". If the home owner had shot real police breaking down the wrong door, or invading the house based on a tip from an unreliable paid informer, he'd be dead. Or rotting away on death row.