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"Gun Permit Applications Soar, As News Requests Database"
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01/15/2013 7:48PM
Gun Permit Applications Pouring into Clerk's Office
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01/16/2013 2:58AM
Gun Registration???
A move to another state would be a lot better! Socialism and authoritarianism are here... called the Progressives..
01/16/2013 3:01AM
Second Amendment is your real permit ... not something from the Govt.
I thought the Second Amendment was every Americans' permit. I guess the liberals forgot to read it
01/16/2013 6:09AM
You are now leaving the American sector
Our freedom to exercise our religious beliefs is threatened Our freedom to bear arms is threatened Yet the media can hide behind the freedom of speech If the paper has no issue posting the name of law abiding gun owners Then there shouldn’t be any reason not to publish names and addresses of reporter,or doctors who perform abortions Of course this is ludicrous; we wouldn’t want people to actually take responsibility for their own actions
01/16/2013 6:15AM
If the Buffalo News continues to persue the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Erie County, we will be canceling. They have no need to know.
01/16/2013 7:45AM
You are now leaving the American sector (revised)
The right to exercise our religious beliefs is being challenged The second amendment to bear arms is being challenged Yet the media justifies their actions under the first amendment to publish the names of law abiding gun owners. When did we become a police state? , Is this what society has come to? Then there should be no issue to print the name and address of reporters, doctors who perform abortions or anyone else society wants to single out Of course this would be wrong. There seems to be a thin line between, having the right to do it and being the right thing to do. Why would want to place people in harm’s way, just to make a point? We are becoming a self-serving nation where human life is just a pawn to be consumed.
01/16/2013 9:13AM
I think this is illegal under the new law
I've only read a little of the new law but from the summaries I've seen the one good thing about this law is that it makes pistol permit records no longer public records that can be released like this.
01/16/2013 10:08AM
Leave Obama's daughters alone.
Yes you're hysterical. Yes it's tantrum time again. Yes we know you wingers have, shall we say, "different" ethical standards, but you must at least have some.
01/16/2013 10:20AM
The Buffalo News is as left leaning as the NY Times or Washington Post. They like the president and the governor are trying to turn public sentiment against the 2nd amendment. This government knows that they can't go ahead right now and repeal the 2nd amendment because the public is still in favor of 2nd amendment rights...however...they will try to turn the public opinion against the 2nd amendment and they will use the media to persuade the general public to be against 2nd amendment rights. If/when they succeed in doing that then they will move to repeal the 2nd amendment and confiscate all private ownership of firearms. The end game here is not to make anyone safer. The end game is to make sure that the only type of guns anyone can own are sguirt guns.
01/16/2013 10:46AM
Bflo News Wants Permit Holders Names Addresses - for TYRANNY - Concentration Camps in near future
Who Owns Buffalo News? Warren Buffett Who Is He? New World Order/Global initiative member/ elitist Getting the names of everyone locally that owns guns is to identify who to go after when they come to take us away to the Auschwitz/FEMA Concentration Camps. This gun grab is heading there. DON'T DOUBT THIS. This Plan has been in the making for over 50 years. If they get our guns - Our Freedoms End. Tyranny is happening now, speeding up, and won't stop until we are identified and slaughtered.
01/16/2013 11:33AM
Freedom of Information Act
I will cancel my subscription to the Buffalo News if they print or make a available a complete list of Erie County pistol permit holders.
01/16/2013 11:54AM
Why not put up a sign?
That the Buffalo News would suggest that their need to know should surpass privacy laws is quite upsetting. As a woman who lives alone, I don't want to advertise I have a gun, which is valuable, let alone that I am armed, as some weirdo's consider this a come on. Further, many people have issues with woman gun owners, like we're not smart enough to handle a weapon. The police have the information to determine whether or not someone is a legal gun owner, and the Buffalo News should concentrate on getting their information straight and reported properly (which it often isn't), instead of jumping into a kettle of fish without a life jacket.
01/16/2013 1:48PM
I'm offended they even asked.
I don't believe for a minute the reason they stated for requesting the information. If they were given the info requested and they didn't get any negative press about it, it would have been published. Left winged liberals are going to ruin this country.
01/16/2013 2:02PM
News requests a list of permit holders
I think that it is time for all permit holders in Erie county to cancel their subscriptions to this rag of a news paper. I am canceling this morning.
01/16/2013 2:14PM
Wow these people can whine.
What is it about right wingers and acting like a bratty four year old anyway? Just get out already, move to Glenn Beck Paradise. Go!
01/16/2013 2:17PM
Thank you Gov Cuomo and Pres Obama
This idea of giving crazy people assault weapons has to stop, and this is a positive step. Unfortunately the international arms dealers' lobby (NRA) has a lot of money and can buy a lot of propaganda, much of which is effective as you see by the childish behavior in this comments section, for one example.
01/16/2013 2:41PM
think again
any list that may shows gun owners would also give rise to the fact of which houses would not have guns, makes it easier for thieves to pick and choose easier home evasions. i would be concerned either way if i had guns or not.
01/16/2013 2:49PM
Grand Standing
So law abiding gun owners are being put in the same pot as sex offenders. Really? My news subscription is now cancelled!!! This is just an example of liberal grand standing and serves no purpose.
01/16/2013 2:50PM
The problem is psycopaths, not guns
Gov. Cuomo declared war on honest gun owners. If they don't register certain guns with the State Police within a certain time frame they become criminals and their gun/s confiscated. Now the BuffNews issues an implicit threat to pistol permit holders. I believe they will publish their names and addresses of permit holders and provide a roadmap for burglars on where to steal handguns. If the County Clerk complies with the NEWS FOI request, he will put families in danger. I wouldn't give you a nickel for the future of the BufNews.
01/16/2013 3:08PM
A quote from Ronald Reagan
"I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home."
01/16/2013 3:51PM
Obama's 960 Executive Orders...
Obama signed over 960 Executive Orders during his First Term -- getting around Congress -- Now with the guns, nearing 1,000 -- (Previous Presidents signed LESS THAN A DOZEN Exec Orders!). Sooo, just what DID Obama sign into LAW? Anyone want to publish THAT List?
01/16/2013 5:00PM
I just cancelled. F the News.
01/16/2013 6:14PM
I canceled my subscription already
A bunch of my other pistol carrying permit older's friends also cancelled there subscription.More people should do the same,
01/16/2013 7:23PM
Please break in to my house and steal my gun, my address is......
Really, guns are so bad we need tighter restrictions but lets publish a list of of homes who are known to have at least on gun in them. That would be like putting a sign on my mail box saying "i keep $1000 in cash in my sock drawer, be back after 5"
01/16/2013 9:26PM
time to take out an ad in the buffalo news
and print all the names of the staff members on there along with addresses... this way it can be cross referenced with if they have a gun or not
01/16/2013 10:24PM
google map the buffalo news employees
create a google map with all of their personal & public information and direct unwanted attention to them and their homes. While they are at the news working, their homes will be ripe for burglary. Their idiocy will stop quicky. Lame reasons Buf news.
01/17/2013 9:10AM
It's not going to stop...
Left winger extremists have 2 things in common, they are never satisfied and they never quit. This attack on our Second Amendment rights is just ramping up. They won't quit until we are totally disarmed. What's next? The Fourth Amendment, so they can invade our homes? The Twenty Second Amendment so Obama can be "re-elected" to serve more terms. God help us.
01/17/2013 12:52PM
I love when libs quote Reagan
Even Reagan with Alzheimer’s is smarter than a liberal/comrade. Using Reagan is slmost as good as when anti God liberals quote the bible. Anyway lets quote the Chicago Jesus, Barack Huessein Soetoro Obama shall we? "I ate dog" "fundamentally transform" or the classic "I will not raise taxes on the middle class" “I promise to close gitmo” – 2008 "failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit." – 2006. "I spent the last two years of high school in a daze, locking away the questions that life seemed insistent on imposing. I kept playing basketball, attended classed sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically.” I could go on. Everyone, there is no left and right political paradigm, they are the SAME. There is the ruling oligarchy, who are controlled by evil entities, foreign and domestic, and the rest of us. They will say and do anything for power over you. Don't think so? You will know after an established politician, or the next family member of Bush or Clinton becomes president. Wake up useful subjects.
01/17/2013 5:18PM
Alert the advertisers.
In addition to canceling you subscription to the BN, make sure you alert the company's that advertise in their paper. The BN could care less about your subscription but, informing their advertisers, will hit them in the pocketbook and that's what's important to them, not you.
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