Unintended consequences

Ex-burglars see public disclosure problems:

“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” said Walter T. Shaw,
65, a former burglar and jewel thief who the FBI blames for more than
3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s.
“Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when
you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?

I think there could potentially be some positive effects from the  Journal-News’s identification of legal local gun owners.  A few home invasions taking place in homes known to be gunless should suffice to make the point concerning the importance of gun ownership in modern society.