Is there anyone anywhere who didn’t see this coming?
Two handguns and two pistol permits were stolen from the New City home of a man whose name and address are listed on the website of a local newspaper as possessing gun permits, police said.
It’s not that the guns weren’t responsibly secured.
The thieves ransacked the house Wednesday night, breaking into two safes on the home’s third floor and stealing a third safe. The guns were in the stolen safe, police said.
At this point no one knows whether the burglary was directly assisted by the Journal News, but…
The burglary comes less than a week after a White Plains homeowner — who also was listed on the Journal News website as having gun permits — arrived home to find his home burglarized, with jewelry missing and an attempted break-in of his gun safe.
As Robert Riley of the White Plains Police Benevolent Association notes,
“The Journal News printed a virtual treasure map for criminals. It lets the bad guys know who is vulnerable, due to not having a gun permit, and where to go if they wanted a gun.”
Normally I’m not a fan of lawsuits, but any enterprising lawyer who wants to crush the cockroaches at the Journal News for their act of malice warrants full support.
On tips from Henry B, Bob Roberts, and Ghost of FA Hayek.