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Old 01-18-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I don't want to turn this into a gun debate.

Doesn't the media/press hold some kind of responsibility to what they put out there. A while ago a news paper in New York listed, and mapped the houses in the are that had guns, now it turns out some of these houses have been burgled. Isn't there some kind of responsibility to not put peoples lives in danger by doing something like this. Also can this news paper be held responsible for putting these names and addresses of people in their paper?

Burglars steal two guns from another home listed on controversial weapons permit map published by newspaper, just days after similar break-in | Mail Online
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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I don't want to turn this into a gun debate.

Doesn't the media/press hold some kind of responsibility to what they put out there. A while ago a news paper in New York listed, and mapped the houses in the are that had guns, now it turns out some of these houses have been burgled. Isn't there some kind of responsibility to not put peoples lives in danger by doing something like this. Also can this news paper be held responsible for putting these names and addresses of people in their paper?

Burglars steal two guns from another home listed on controversial weapons permit map published by newspaper, just days after similar break-in | Mail Online

blame the newspaper that publicized the owners names. if any crimes are done with those firearms, they should be prosecuted along with the criminal if caught.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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This is going to get very interesting.

Imagine a criminal decides to burgle a home based on the list this newspaper published.

He gets shot.....let's say paralyzed..... the guy in the wheelchair trys to sue the newspaper for their part in the situation.

It's gonna happen....just a matter of time.
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