This was a burglary, not a home invasion.
Of course a gun in a safe with no owner at home can’t deter burglaries.
You know what does at least help deter a burglary? Not creating public aggregation lists where any moron with a mouse and dangerous motive can target people…
This old man was set up to be watched and robbed. You seem ok with that because he is a gun owner, and no degree of responsible ownership seems to prevent you from publicly painting him as delusional gun nut.
He was a victim of people who think they can create victims without repercussion. And those people are right. They are sociopaths and so are you when you defend them.
But please, carry on…
Actually, the real lesson here is that aggregating public information so that any moron with a mouse and dangerous motive can target people is dangerous.
You’re ok with it in this case because the people targeted are gun owners, and in some people’s mind that automatically makes them a gun “nut”. I take it you make no distinction either.
Note that these guns were locked away in a safe that apparently did its job. Assuming there were children in the house it appears they too were being responsibly protected.
We’ve seen similar past public aggregations both online and over the radio. They’ve gotten doctors and health workers hurt or killed.
So no, you’re way off base. I suspect you’d be, forgive the choice of words, up in arms in your home address, your belongings, and your belief systems were similarly aggregated and circulated in a way that any moron with a mouse and dangerous motive could target you.
But then maybe not. Many people are remarkably tolerant of how things other people when they are confident it will never affect the. Of course we call such people “sociopaths”.
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I’m no fan of Politico, in fact I think they’re little more than a tabloid. But in this case it’s clear they handled the situation correctly by formally approached the Cain campaign and giving them ten days to respond.
Instead the campaign did the usual pattern of ignore / deny / smear / admit. Cain should have had this press release typed up months ago.