Burglars Target Gun Owner Listed On Newspaper's Database


A seventy year old man and his property put in danger probably because of the political agenda of a newspaper editor?

A White Plains residence pinpointed on a controversial handgun permit database was burglarized Saturday, and the burglars’ target was the homeowner’s gun safe.

At least two burglars broke into a home on Davis Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Saturday but were unsuccessful in an attempt to open the safe, which contained legally owned weapons, according to a law enforcement source. One suspect was taken into custody, the source said.

The gun owner was not home when the burglary occurred, the source said. The victim, who is in his 70s, told Newsday on Sunday that he did not want to comment while the police investigation continues.

If it can be proved, definitively, that these burglars targeted this man because his private information was listed by the newspaper, I wonder what the legal liability might be?