Gun Geo Marker app tries to locate homes, businesses of gun owners
By Jeremy A. Kaplan
Published July 11, 2013
A new Android app asks users to expose the home addresses of gun owners they deem “potentially unsafe” -- and share that information with the world.
The Gun Geo Marker app, released to Google’s Play app store on July 7, invites users to mark the homes and businesses of “suspected unsafe gun owners … to help others in the area learn about their geography of risk from gun accidents or violence. "The app bills itself as merely a tool to collect information, but it was hit with a firestorm of negative reviews and comments from people worried that it could do more harm than good.
“This is dangerous and invasive,” wrote Levi Russell in a review of the app. “Dangerous because it allows criminals to determine where they might steal firearms….you are an accomplice to any firearm theft that will occur due to the existence of this app.”
"Major violation of privacy,” wrote Danielle Sigman in another review, one of more than 700 one-star reviews of the app. “Could cause a lot of safety issues for non-gun owners.”
Brett Stalbaum, the developer of Gun Geo Marker and a lecturer with the Visual Arts department of the University of California, San Diego, said he had received threats over the app.
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You did write down the address's of every house that had an Obama sign right?? LOL I would start there and describe how they had expensive guns sitting in glass gun racks in the home... How they don't have a security system or a dog... Work schedule (doesn't have to be right)
Disclaimer: Obviously don't do this because those people might get their homes broken into by criminals and I'll bet they don't have guns to protect themselves!
We can nullify this app by downloading it and entering the names and addresses of everybody in the phone book,or at least every one of your neighbors within a one-block radius.
FIGHT THE POWER! FUCK THE MAN!
It would seem that the authors of this tool had to do a recall, I would suggest that they will most likely try again with something else. Till then We the people have spoken.
Do you think that the boys in the hood will be turning each other in? I think not! This is just another way to take guns away from law abiding folks.