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  •  There are many nuances which get lost (6+ / 0-)

    in generalized discussions too.

    Even if you were not fearful of the govt. taking our guns, how do you really feel about the current situation in which a newspaper put up an interactive site where you can easily locate every registered gun owner in area near the recent school slaughter?

    It was always public record, so web just makes it easier for crooks with digital skills to find which house to rob for guns while you are at work  --- or which house is capable of defending themselves, so said crook knows to come prepared with means and attitude to overpower your defenses.  

    Trained officers tend to be a bit more nervous/wary when approaching a household where an ex-felon resides ---  even if said felony is long ago and had no violence.

    We hear a lot about gun show loophole which makes it impossible to know where all guns are.   Consider this --- when I first got my web feet wet there was quite a bit of information from dependable sources like stats. from federal agencies.    I was shocked at the large percentage of guns used by violent felons --- which turned out to have been stolen from off duty law enforcement folks' homes or vehicles targeted for that reason.    This data seems to have been scrubbed or I'd link.  

    Too much information --- can be a bad thing.   An ex-felon list seems innocuous --- unless putting it online helps current crooks guess which homes are less likely to have weapons or use them.  

    And I'm for abused spouses being able to arm themselves without a paper trail anywhere.    Why.  There actually are some officers who are abusers --- with access to such data.

    Some of us are paranoid,  but are also actually in danger.  
    Careful what laws we push -- without knowing "unintended consequences."     It is a hard subject.


    De fund + de bunk = de EXIT--->>>>>

    by Neon Mama on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 03:35:54 PM PST

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