Shocker, not: Gun map helps criminals


Originally posted on Fellowship of the Minds:

Gold mine for criminals.

Gold mine for criminals.

Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer

Fox News: Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and  addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the  burglary trade.

The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving  the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be  highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks  looking to avoid getting shot now know which targets are soft and those who need  weapons know where they can steal them.

“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw, 65,  a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than 3,000  break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. “Having a list of …

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