Gun owners outed
Remember when the media once championed privacy?
- Duration 11:05
- Date Dec 26, 2012
Remember when the media once championed privacy?
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These -- -- -- paper called the journal news is under fire for printing the names and addresses of local gun owners.
Even adding a map that is exactly where they live some gun owners are ticked.
Which is wrong because this article is the best argument for gun ownership ever and if you knew that it idiotic editor -- out non gun owners.
When you get a gun to protect yourself from that bugs the paper just enabled.
You think the -- works for the NRA.
-- -- on gun owners should be livid for the paper made them the easiest marks just look at this map.
What do you see not just pockets of gun owners in red.
But pockets without.
How company would you feel knowing your gun free zone is now public.
Revel in the media once championed privacy I guess they only champion it for the folks that they like.
But listening to the media talk about guns is like -- to a tree talk about algebra consider celebrities like beyoncé speaking out on gun control.
Someone might -- that of all the problems her husband.
I bet if there were had -- map of Hollywood it might light up like Rudolph's nose and even if the starlets house doesn't show up.
That's because the gun belongs to a bodyguard or a boy toys -- to -- -- a liberal asked if you own a gun returned the question and preface it with the fact that the answer.
Impacts his family safety.
But really the best response is someone asking if you own a gun -- of your damn business -- to welcome to find out.
Not by opening a paper.
And I think what's it -- and it frightened me -- across that they look okay here's what I don't understand -- It's way Kimberly did asking about guns not be a personal thing when I was growing up.
People the neighborhood you it would be like asking your best friend how much money your dad is dad made it was just something you didn't bring up.
And that in in a sense created of favor for everybody else because nobody knew who owned what who did.
Right away I just thought about first yes -- -- incredibly inappropriate to do with the fact that -- -- people who are.
Exercising their constitutional right.
To own a weapon to be able to protect themselves and their families but think about the potential liability as well what if -- you know what of those homes gets -- Home and so robbed many times for the firearms that are contained -- I now.
Yeah I have you've got many times did they happen -- -- I was out there it's just got.
Without -- -- that's the thing that happens and they know you have certain kind of weapons and make -- and turn it.
-- -- some people own guns because they're under threat.
Therefore you're actually publishing the actress of somebody who might be under threat lightly but the only people who are upset with -- the people who don't know.
Exactly I have a nineteen -- in 1911 -- -- -- over under if you wanted to find out what the business end of that looks like.
Come through my house it won't matter if I'm in the New York Post and New York Daily News whatever it is or not.
The people who own guns now by publish -- in fact that's the -- but yet letting people know you won't god is safe.
Yet he's a safety factor putting on your door this house protected by Smith & Wesson.
You mean business that the bad guys and go somewhere else had all of my car those of us.
Right doesn't who have guns are all well.
All in favor of this -- you know what it is it reminded me when I was living in Allentown -- you once lived that people would put alarm -- on the house's when they really didn't have an alarm which used to ticked me off because I paid for the alarm.
I had a fake car alarm for my car with little red light I laughed but I couldn't afford mylar alarms I was one of those people.
But yet you know look you're former magazine editor at an editor this is hardly I hardly irresponsible there -- a way to do this story like there always is that they could've done it.
I think with some journalistic integrity like published the number of people in each town -- went town by town.
But it's basically I think also demonizing these gun owners as well I mean this is a Manhattan.
Based paper to -- a suburb of Manhattan and they always do this they treat gun owners like their sex offenders yeah right and now it's not -- the liberal -- acceptance.
This is let's identify the people who have guns.
But really it's just it's just kidding I think neighbor against neighbor like they're lepers or something or -- and that's -- statement or let her pariahs.
-- purple I played a big guys guys it's totally totally wallets -- Because I thought that you're gonna come out with a rant it's that why did they do this -- gun owners but to the contrary you're saying great yeah Tommy were and then I -- Oregon and I -- them.
It says oh yeah I'm off court -- has the bad guys will run in the other direction.
But you know why they did it because in the aftermath of Connecticut a lot of people think that people -- lot of guns.
Well you know one.
It's a public safety issue and you say you're so I want it really live in the -- what two people to people who have a bunch of guys have a an arsenal in the -- -- waiting -- it's -- where -- -- area with all the guns in the area would no doubts I don't know how many -- like aren't you unlike you I don't I.
I don't only let's -- I feel -- -- without -- has like three dots.
-- right up all that suburb that they posts that had legal dot housed right I'm right.
Get very far but won't three shots in the all the thousand the one with -- thousand dots hassle is a lot more safe then.
Then in the early.
Obviously -- -- -- obviously not because the odds are that Eric you're gonna shoot your wife or your wife you know knowing I'm not I mean that's just the I don't know why -- got him the white bush yeah.
I'm just telling you that's who uses the gun yet or.
Guess what Baghdad Atlantis knows I don't know alleged bad guy I don't read guys you got -- is -- -- -- -- apparently the bad guys I wish they had that's for the bad guys who have to go out there -- point.
-- -- -- -- Neighborhood I -- the bad guys with the guns were intimidating killing wind mainly I and that.
You just made my point why are gun owners treated the same -- -- sex offenders are why did they have to collect this data base.
Where they monitor them in this nefarious way the way the -- they think -- Governor -- -- -- we're outing them like they've done nothing wrong to say wait wait and you are getting carded you have -- you -- heard my allergy medication it's a symptom of the greater down.
And you have a permit to own a gun the government says here -- -- it's freedom of information -- funding would you be comfortable with your address added if we added the addresses of my address.
-- about -- about the writers of the journal news in fact the guy who wrote the article revealing what they're gone the -- I was I thought there I think I.
You know Santana I look I don't I'm in the overtime in the newspaper I don't I mean you know the thing is for all of us -- there's.
-- and I think it.
But yeah I'm not -- all of -- there's a law degree of risk reward thing that Greg often says on the show this actually shows we're guarded yeah you know what people guard us.
I mean that that's not the issue so it's not been on anti second man on this thing.
Let's be realistic there's a public safety issue about people having too easy access the guy who had a backwards.
That you are added -- thank -- at the bit did if you took the hill country and did the same thing on the map of the country.
The safest places to live would be the ones with a lot of dots on it not the ones -- no doubts on it you're wrong don't know because -- well.
You know what.
I live in urban America -- let you know you can't -- quality of people I'd say die from gun injuries and look at it yeah.
Toughest gun control laws I don't -- think -- I don't.
Don't control laws don't like that's really anything that's what -- said.
OK so we need to absolutely look at why access to guns it's so easy why in New York City where he said Manhattan doesn't have the -- why there's so many guns you don't -- We'll have a -- it 100.
I don't get settled all you -- once and have the dots the city Chicago doesn't have dots and Washington DC yeah.
Got quite an -- out.
Violent crime crimes with guns are high bloating and I think -- you earlier -- I wish they had a map with the bad guys who had guns but -- these bad guys get guys for America they get -- from states with lax gun control laws are.
-- no -- yeah illegally on the street because they don't want to commit a crime with a weapon that is register them because every time we.
I said the what America that I had when we get a guy like thank you mr.
criminal mean felony stupid and registering -- -- in committing a climate in and that is exactly where we can find it doesn't happen.
-- -- down saying will you need laws that would make it harder to remove.
The registration numbers I think we need hard gun -- -- article.
And I carry a number and Philip and I hit clean that they don't know I want they cannot take any active ballistic and they know what they're really.
Think it's that they can close the -- toe -- show they can stop is really gonna call it -- a gun show loophole you're about this I try to find it -- good -- -- -- make it.
It what it is if -- do OK so if you don't have.
Have a license to sell -- mature collector of guns.
You can -- -- -- to Eric -- mr.
anti gun control.
And you don't have that you didn't have to go through a background check that's legal that I -- not.
I've seen it have been at the big major crimes committed by people who got guns and -- I don't -- I don't know either I want to make I just.
I have or -- -- a lot of celebrities who come out for gun control once celebrity has and his name's Jesse James he's the motorcycle mogul.
With an -- in that infamous love life.
What -- -- apart from this FaceBook post that struck me.
That made the point for me.
Said the rights to self protection in the middle of all this death and violence in Long Beach, California.
That's what he lives my shop West Coast Choppers was never robbed or broken into in twenty years.
It was pretty common knowledge in my neighborhood that I carried it would defend my business.
If this -- the real fact is that when people I know you've got a gun deducted done research on the celebrities.
-- liberties criminals.
Are less likely to go to.
Place would they know it's arm doesn't -- a lot of gun violence in Texas yet that's really because everybody.
Hasn't done I want to make a point quickly about the celebrities that.
That ad that you reference in your monologue with Jennifer Aniston Cameron Diaz went Paltrow they've all starred in movies with guns the bounty hunter are not exactly using your bats.
-- that I find it interesting they they love to exercise their First Amendment right which they can eat even if it's at the critically.
But they are doing it against the Second Amendment he can't have one.
Without the other because if you start talking about taking away the Second Amendment well then that's.
Slippery slope and I just waiting out this that you also wanna protect your first amendment rights and been telling people they can't speak openly that I -- I wanted to I didn't tell them that -- in the -- they're speaking against now.
I was gonna content mommy to continue I don't think anybody wants to take away your Second Amendment Rights including the Supreme Court and -- Obama and Supreme Court has affirmed you have let's -- to all you don't mind.
I think it's wrong headed in terms of a militia you're not a militia.
I act here and I know I love the -- I -- I stated it's a militia it's from the it's -- The other parent -- and suddenly you're OK let me ask -- on the is freedom of the press updated and now why is that exactly printing presses and oversee them what it.
Number I don't know any press is what you're talking about you what I love though -- can't make the other there are no it's not true.
-- this morning as you know I go to the gym every day for my quads.
Bob what -- the -- is on at that time they and they asked this question how is this any different than posting the prices of your columns.
Which you know at repetitive like that it dumbest question you've ever heard -- your life right now let's CNN for -- -- -- this.