Assembly Republican Conference Leader David Rible announced today that he will introduce legislation that would prohibit the public release of the names and addresses of residents with gun permits after a New York newspaper published the information and said they plan to release more names and addresses.
Rible, a former police officer, expressed concern that many current and retired police officers have gun permits and would now have their addresses made available to the general public.
“Criminals seeking revenge on law enforcement will now have a handy map right to their front doors,” said Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean. “Publishing the addresses of law-abiding gun owners, including police officers, is both irresponsible and dangerous.”
Rible noted that the information could also be used by criminals seeking weapons to use in their criminal activities.
“Making this information available in the newspaper essentially provides a blueprint for criminals looking for guns,” he said. “Information on who possesses a gun should be available only to law enforcement and not to every criminal who picks up a newspaper.”
Rible said he will introduce the legislation next week to ensure that information about gun permits is available only to the law enforcement community.
The Monmouth County assemblyman said the bill is consistent with efforts to protect those who could be targeted by criminals.
“Only a month ago the Assembly unanimously passed a bill aimed, in part, at protecting the safety of lottery winners by allowing them to remain anonymous,” explained Rible. “It defies logic that someone who legally obtains a gun permit is not given the same protections from having their name and address splashed across a newspaper.”
Rible added that he is working with Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Burlington, Monmouth, Middlesex and Ocean, to craft the legislation that would address this issue. TLS.
This legislator has it backwards. This is an affront to people without guns. The one or two homes in the county without a gun are endangered. My mom, peace be to her, use to warn us when I was child to never to let anyone know we did not have a gun. It’s not good that anyone can find this out.
Maybe gun owners should publish the names and addresses of the people who work for the newspaper it would be nice to know.
to # 2 they did
where is the usa headed to ???????
When we cease acting like”One nation under G-D”, we go down a slippery path. That’s your answer.
I thought owning a gun made someone safer. Why should these tough guys be so scared if people know who they are?
“Assembly Republican Conference Leader David Rible announced today that he will introduce legislation that would prohibit the public release of the names and addresses of residents with gun permits after a New York newspaper published the information and said they plan to release more names and addresses.”
Thank you David Rible, it has become the thing to do ,demonize the law abiding citizen, the rich and just about everything that has made this country the great nation that it is ,need to get back some sanity .How about publishing the names of all the lawbreakers,convicted scam artists, offenders, money launders, drug dealers ETC ETC ETC
#6, AE: “I thought owning a gun made someone safer. Why should these tough guys be so scared if people know who they are?”
since guns sell faster and easier on the street than gold does, criminals cant walk out of a house any happier than when they walk out with weapons. guns are sought after by thieves, more-so than jewels.
in this stupid newspaper article that was printed- it placed everyone in danger.
brazen criminals: will seek the homes with guns.
weak criminals: will seek the unarmed homes.
AE, did you read the article? It is hard to understand why there would be such a ridiculous comment even from an annonymous blogger.
People should not have a gun unless they have a job requiring
them to have it!
To “People should not have a gun unless they have a job requiring
them to have it!”
NONSENSE this is still America and we still have a constitution
your perpective is very dangerous , what other freedoms would you also give up?
guns no guns no guns guns….
If you own a gun all your doing is pointing a gun on you. We think people attack people with no guns. But no. Most times the guy with a gun will attack a guy with a gun cus he has a gun… So he will go to the harder one to get more.
THIS IS A PROVEN FACT.
If you don’t agree you don’t but someone with no gun will not attack a guy with a gun…
9 – Josh – your right also…
to AE. it’s true owning a gun makes one safer but for those with no guns.
ANSWER ME PLEASE.
All the gun nuts pointing to the second amendment seem to have forgotten the first amendment – freedom of speech. Why shouldn’t a newspaper have the right to publish the names of people participating in a legal activity.
Thats wonderful. Why not just give burglars a key to go rob people that keep guns in their houses So they can steal them and shoot people with. Might as well just give them a written invitation complimentry of the press
Its not freedom of speech its a violation of privacy I pray one of the missing guns dont make it up to your doorway with a nut behind it Think about that
To #14: So owning a gun increases your chances of getting robbed? Wow I’m confused.
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