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Another gun owner targeted by the media is robbed

For the second time, a law-abiding gun owner whose name and address were published by the anti-gun crusaders at the New York Journal News has been robbed, and this time firearms were stolen.  From a New York Newsday report:

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.

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.

Clarkstown police said they had no evidence the burglary was connected to the controversial map.

“The burglary is still under investigation and there are no facts to support this correlation at this time,” Clarkstown Sgt. Joanne Fratianni said in a statement. “If the investigation develops further information, it will be released accordingly.”

Family members at the burglarized home refused to speak Thursday and police are keeping reporters off the property on the quiet suburban street.

There can’t really be any “evidence” that the crime was connected to the “controversial map” unless either the perps, or people who witnessed them plotting the crime, testify as much.  It’s been less than a week since another home targeted by the newspaper was robbed, so it’s an awfully big coincidence.  The head of the local Police Benevolent Association called the map of gun owners “a virtual treasure map for criminals.”

Luckily, the stolen guns included a .45 revolver and a .22 that I assume is semi-automatic, because the paper doesn’t identify it as a revolver, so no evil high-capacity magazines or “assault weapons” appear to be involved.

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