If you live in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties, The Journal News gave rapists, thieves and murderers the best Christmas present they could ever hope for… a roadmap of the homes they should avoid and those which they can target without fear.
The Journal News decided to aid and abet criminals by publishing the names and addresses of hundreds of law abiding citizens who have a legal permit for a gun.
A criminal’s worst nightmare is being confronted by a would-be victim who has the means to protect themselves and their family. The criminal’s intention is to commit their crime and get away with it. Clear-thinking people know this.
Think of all the homes you’ve seen with a “Beware of Dog” sign. Property owners post a sign like this to deter criminals by letting them know of the violent force they’ll encounter should they attempt to enter the property. Home security systems are another method of protection used by millions of families to deter criminals.
Thanks to The Journal News, criminals now know the addresses of those who may confront them with a gun. But most importantly, the published list lets them know the homes where they will NOT be confronted with a gun, thereby further increasing the chance of their success in committing the intended crime.
An attack dog, security system or gun owner presents more resistance and, until now, criminals could only hope their victims didn’t have a gun.
However, in Westchester and Rockland counties, criminals now know which homes present the least resistance.
Just as mass murderers choose “Gun Free Zones,” criminals who seek to rape, steal, murder, kidnap, etc. choose people and places they believe will present the least resistance. The Journal News gave criminals a big assist.
It’s time to inform the media and politicians that criminals commit crimes – duh! They break the law and that’s why they’re called criminals. A crime is an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden by a public law.