Pistols Stolen From Man Listed as Gun Owner by NY Newspaper

Who could have foreseen that?


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.

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  1. I’m sure people are lawyering-up as we speak.

  2. Gonna get some popcorn, this is gonna be a good show!

  3. Any evidence that the burglars were even aware of the article listing gun owners? How many people were listed? Wouldn’t at least one of them be likely to be the subject of a break in? Correlation yadda yadda yadda

    1. The article lists two separate burglaries. Both were listed as gun owners. One resulted in two stolen guns, the other was a failed attempt at breaking into the gun safe so no guns were stolen.

      1. Still, hints, no data.
        Won’t stop those trying to bill for time in front of a judge.

  4. It must take a pretty ballsy burglar to break into a house where he knows there are guns. If anything I would think the addresses not listed would be the ones targeted.

    1. Not really.

      Burglars are burglars, not home invaders. They wait until people aren’t home.

    2. The ones not listed get burgled at night.
      The ones listed get burgled during the day when no ones at home.

  5. This reminds me of the LA riots back in ’92. A reporter for a local news station was standing in front of a store (Target I think) saying there was no looting going on at this store, giving its location, and adding that there were no police of security around. Within 30 minutes or so the store was being looted. Same reporter was now asking looters of why they were doing this. One middle-aged lady interviewed with a shopping cart full of stolen items, said something along the lines of “Well, you told us on TV a while ago there were no police or security guards at this store so we figured it was safe to come on down and get stuff.”

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