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Anti site with a twist: Dangerous Guns and Owners
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I've just found out about a site that claims to be in favor of the 2nd but allows people to anonymously tag locations of "Dangerous Guns and Owners" with no regard to the validity of the tag. The tag then shows up on their proprietary android app so that people can see where, in their immediate vicinity, irresponsible gun owners may be. My personal issues with this are many fold, not the least of which is the complete anonymity of those tagging people and the fact that a person would never know if they were on this list if they, themselves, do not have the app. Thoughts?
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#2
My thoughts are

1. It's protected by freedom of speech.
2. It will never catch on.
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#3
Quote:It seems that the zealotry of the anti-gun zombies cannot be satisfied. They will do whatever they can to destroy the Second Amendment rights of their fellow Americans — and they’re happy to snoop on their neighbors in an attempt to shame them.

While the official website of the Gun Geo Marker application pays insincere lip service to respecting our constitutional right to bear arms, the guidelines for judging a “danger” are absurd:
Quote:Bear in mind that these people are most often well meaning, thus as a concerned neighbor you might very well be able to educate them and therefore avoid marking their location. Sometimes new gun owners fall into emotional categories, such purchasing a gun out of fear, or to express an identity or some sense of personal power or strength that may be otherwise be lacking. Guns are marketed to our fears, and as identity props, in much the same way as home security systems and automobiles are. They can represent deeply personal issues for some, just as they represent useful tools for others. First time gun owners in particular may be putting their psychological needs in front of safety or financial concerns, making these particularly useful signs to look for.

So if you feel your neighbor bought a gun for the same fearful reason they bought a car, then you should report them as a “danger.”

It also encourages you to report people who you consider a “[p]ossible anti-government/terror threat” — too bad this wasn’t around the time of the American Revolution or they could have rounded up George Washington and his “anti-government” gun-slinging buddies!

What makes this app even more dangerous and unreliable than the public outing of gun owners by a New York newspaper is that it depends on anonymous testimonials from the public.

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/10/naming-and...-for-that/

http://gungeomarker.org/gun-marking-guidelines/
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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#4
WOW! Are you kidding me? This could be a huge problem and/or lawsuit

However, it's free and I'm installing now just to see...
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bigdawgbeav;109752 Wrote:WOW! Are you kidding me? This could be a huge problem and/or lawsuit

However, it's free and I'm installing now just to see...

I really don't think so. Why wouldn't it be protected by the first amendment?
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bac0nfat;109756 Wrote:
bigdawgbeav;109752 Wrote:WOW! Are you kidding me? This could be a huge problem and/or lawsuit

However, it's free and I'm installing now just to see...

I really don't think so. Why wouldn't it be protected by the first amendment?

As I saw someone else say, what if someone came out with one that pointed out the potential homes of gay people? What do you think would happen?
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streaker69;109759 Wrote:
bac0nfat;109756 Wrote:I really don't think so. Why wouldn't it be protected by the first amendment?

As I saw someone else say, what if someone came out with one that pointed out the potential homes of gay people? What do you think would happen?

That's also protected by the first amendment. No one would admit it though.
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bac0nfat;109760 Wrote:
streaker69;109759 Wrote:As I saw someone else say, what if someone came out with one that pointed out the potential homes of gay people? What do you think would happen?

That's also protected by the first amendment. No one would admit it though.

So which side do you think the ACLU would take in the lawsuit?
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#9
Based on the rating and the reviews, I don't think this app is having the success that they hoped it would.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...ngeomarker


"Some idiot went and marked my granny's grave. I mean, how in the world did they know that I had ol' granny cremated so I could use the grave to hide all my weapons? That was a total secret."


"Pretty crappy app for one, and also a pretty lame premise. Aaaah, there might be guns in the area, so scary! Lol"


"I INSTALLED THIS APP CUZ I KNOW THAT, WHERE THERE ARE GUNS, THOSE ARE THE MOST SAFE PLACES TO LIVE... AND WHO EVER MADE THIS APP WILL BE I JAIL SOON. :-)"


"I downloaded this app just so I could review it. The entire premise behind it is ludicrous and down right absurd. Just one more way for way for gun grabbers to try to intimidate gun owners."


"Got few libtards down the road.......will mark them as dangerous ......"


"Another ivory-tower academic with no pulse on the real world. Are you insane? The potential for abuse is massive with this app. Let's give the tagged, lawful gunowners a yellow star to put on their shirts while we're at it. What is this, Nazi Germany? The developer should be banned and subsequently sued. I'm just going to tag everything so the app becomes worthless."




And so on and so forth. The comments are really good. LOL

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streaker69;109761 Wrote:
bac0nfat;109760 Wrote:That's also protected by the first amendment. No one would admit it though.

So which side do you think the ACLU would take in the lawsuit?

They would probably support the app in the OP, but if a similar one were to be made to show where gay people live, they would side with the gay people.

I'm of the stance that I support your rights, even if I don't agree with the way you practice them.
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