After the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, a Connecticut legislator wants to make handgun owners lists public information, according to a report by Fox News yesterday, Jan. 4, 2013. This has been done in nearby upstate New York to the chagrin of many citizens on both sides of the gun issue.
Rep. Stephen Dargan wants to make these handgun owners lists available under the Freedom of Information Act, although many see this as a grand invasion of privacy. Those in Connecticut are rightfully shaken after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Dargan tells Fox News what prompts this move:
“Obviously, something needs to be done,” he said. “I want to make sure we look at all the ways we can prevent another horrific shooting from happening.”
One aspect of this subject that has drawn little attention is that burglars are thrilled with this scenario. MSN.com discussed the recent publication of handgun owners lists in the Journal News in upstate New York with former burglars.
Some reformed burglars have stepped forward to say the paper has made criminals' jobs much easier: "That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen," said one. Burglars were divided between saying they could target guns they want to steal — or pick undefended homes to rob.
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