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New Geo Gun Marker App Allows Neighbors to Expose Homes/Businesses of Gun Owners

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Another dangerous invasion of privacy…

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 kind of reaction … aids and abets the crisis of child shooting deaths.’
– Brett Stalbaum, developer of Gun Geo Marker app

“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.

“The gun rights community has been busy making personal threats (we remain unconcerned), as well as spamming the Gun Geo Marker database with false markers,” he exclusively told FoxNews.com. “Though these fake markers are not useful for identifying dangerous guns and owners, they are certainly representative of the highly paranoid reaction we have come to expect from any attempt to improve gun safety in the United States.

“This kind of reaction — automatically lining up on the wrong side of reasonable measures to improve the safe use and ownership of guns — aids and abets the crisis of child shooting deaths,” he said.
In January, a similar outcry arose after a New York newspaper published the home addresses of area residents with permits to own guns. After threats were called into their offices and the home addresses of editors posted online, The Journal News took down the data.

Whether an app or online, publishing the addresses of gun owners is a risky proposition, experts warn.
“This makes those who don’t have guns an easier target for criminals. It’s a safety issue,” John Lott, gun expert and author of the book “More Guns, Less Crime,” told FoxNews.com.

“I’ve debated a lot of gun control advocates over the years, and I’ve never met someone who has been willing to put up a sign in front of their house indicating that their home is a gun-free zone,” he said.
Google tells FoxNews.com they do not comment on individual apps, but said to refer to their Google Play developer program policies for apps that are not allowed.

The policy says Google Play does not allow content that contains violence or hate speech, bullying or illegal activities, among others. Gun Geo Marker is not available on the iPhone.

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  • Ross R Blankert

    How about someone developing an App to expose known communists and their addresses and where they work and what they do for a living? I know there is at least one living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC.

    • jamohio

      Such a good point!! Start at the White House!!

    • Raymond – Jesus is Lord.

      Obama the muslim is a clear and present danger the the national security
      of the United States.

      • Ross R Blankert

        As someone who spent nearly half his life working for the government in some capacity, I believe it is up to the military to take up arms to the tyranny in the White House and run the 100 or so communists and socialists out of congress and senate and the rest of government. it is a duty to protect the country from the enemy within.

  • Beach Dawg

    1600 Pensylvania, Washington D.C.

  • George Washington

    Flood the app with planned parenthood,etc.all kinds of addresses.

    • Ronrique

      Excellent idea.

    • jimmimac

      I love it and if your neighbor does not have a gun then list it as a gun free zone!!!

      • Conservativesniper

        Stupid idea, why would you want someone who, for whatever reason, doesn’t or chooses not to own a gun to be targets by criminals? You sound like a left winger who wants to outlaw all guns. My way or the highway. Maybe the elderly woman down the street who can’t physically handle a gun should become a target for criminals. You are as short sighted as the f*cking idiot who developed this tool for criminals. Forethought is not a dirty word.

        • linda6576

          That elderly lady has been pinpointed already.

        • HappyClinger

          So you are opposed to efforts to render this app useless? Why would you want someone who, for whatever reason, chooses to own a gun to be the target (“someone” is not “targets”) of an outlaw regime and idiots who don’t believe in self-defense and don’t know what the hell they are talking about when it comes to guns?

          Funny how gun control fanatics don’t want to advertise that they are gun-free: http://www.naturalnews.com/039027_gun_control_free_zones_yard_signs.html

    • Joatmon

      Agreed! A flood of bogus or real addresses would render the app impotent.

  • Chris

    Send the app to thugs you know so they know which houses NOT to rob and which ones (libs) are easy pickins….

    • Conservativesniper

      Not everyone who chooses not to own a gun deserves to be targeted. Freedom of choice, or are you as intolerant as the fake bastards on the left?

      • Wayne_1958

        So it’s OK to target gun owners with this app, that will show crooks where there might be firearms to steal ? Whats good for the goose is good for the gander fella !

        • Conservativesniper

          First of all you’d have to be from the shallowest end of the gene pool to break into a house where you KNOW the occupant is armed. Ok, let’s break this down so you MIGHT be able to understand my point. The app shows armed and unarmed houses to a certain degree, right?. Now, if you were a criminal would you target the armed houses or the unarmed houses? Catching on yet? This stupid app designed by someone who OBVIOUSLY wants to rid American society of guns is only making it easier for the criminals to commit crime unopposed. And not everyone who chooses not to own a gun should be put on display as an easy target. Freedom…. of choice.

          • Wayne_1958

            I agree with most of what you are saying, But criminals have been known to stake out places so they know when someone is home or not and if they think you have firearms and are not at home this makes your house one of their favorite targets. As far as the shallowest end of the gene pool, That might be why they are criminals. I think we both can agree that this app, is a criminals dream whether they wan’t to target gun owners or unarmed persons.

          • Conservativesniper

            Can I get a witness!! Hallelujah!!

          • Michigan_REB

            Yeah it’s called the FBI uniform crime statistics. Turn off Piers Morgan and find out the truth.

          • Conservativesniper

            I don’t watch TV, you assumptive jackass.

          • Wumingren

            No. The bad guy will simply stake out the property to find out when the homeowner will not be home. For the bad guy, obtaining a free, untraceable weapon is a higher priority than robbing the little old lady down the street of her jewelry.

          • Conservativesniper

            Unless you are a bad guy, how do you know this? And almost all weapons are untraceable, bonehead. There is no gun registry in America.

          • Quint 67

            If you believe there is no gun registry in America, You have been living with your head up your butt. A friend of mine sold a hand gun to another of his friends. About 2 years later that gun was used in a crime in Maryland. The FBI came knocking at his door wanting to know where he was when the crime went down. He had ti prove who he sold the gun to before he was off the hook. When you buy a gun from a dealer a copy of the paper work goes to the FBI. They do not throw it away.

          • Conservativesniper

            Thanks for making my point. If there was a gun registry in America your friend would have been required to report the sale of the weapon and to whom at the time of the sale. But, he wasn’t, was he?

          • Quinton Reams

            If he had reported the sale nobody would have come knocking on his door. Your guns are registered when you buy them like it or not. Sell one without reporting the sale and you could be accused of making a straw purchase.

          • Michigan_REB

            or even legally.There is too much record of gun ownership. The only slaes that are not reported are private sales betwen two private citizens. which is none of the government’s business. It’s not legally owned and carried firearms that are the problem. Record show that less than 1% of criminals get their firearms for legitimate sources, And, this app will make it easier for criminals to steal guns by telling them where they are. Breaks don;t only happen when people are home. This would be like an app that lists everyone that owns an Iphone or computer so that thieves can target their homes. This app should be banned or corrupted so that it self-destructs. I agree with sme one else how is it different to post the addresses of gun owners than to post the addresses of non owners? I saw the statistics the other day 67% of all gun injuries are self-inflicted.

          • HappyClinger

            You’re making the best argument FOR universal gun ownership that I’ve read in a long time. I wonder how many people, fearing being listed as not owning guns, will re-think their positions? Good going!!

          • Conservativesniper

            Thanks. With proper positive motivation the light can be observed.

    • Conservativesniper

      God, you’re stupid. Not everyone who chooses not to own a firearm is a left winger, understand?

      • ConservativeGrl

        I thought it was just Dems eating their own; I was wrong. Your comments make me question why you are insulting so many on here.

        • Conservativesniper

          Well, when a comment as poorly thought out as Chris’s surfaces it deserves to be noticed. See, I am not a lemming who just goes with the flow. Critical, objective THINKING is key when debating. Besides, he’s playing the left’s game. When you do that you have lost because you are allowing them to set the rules. Freedom of choice is what makes America great. I guess I shouldn’t criticize his choice to be stereotypical and his desire to engage in poorly thought out left wing behavior. I apologize, profusely.

  • Ronrique

    Lawsuits need to be filed immediately on this one.

    • jimmimac

      Amen to that brother the more the merrier!!!!

  • Paul Conrad

    Another coward hiding behind the “safety of children” guise. Just like Hitler.

    “This kind of reaction — automatically lining up on the wrong side of
    reasonable measures to improve the safe use and ownership of guns — aidsaids and abets the crisis of child shooting deaths”

    • BigUgly666

      The ONLY “reasonable measure to protect children” is for everyone who is competent to go armed at all times as required under the Second Amendment to the Constitution …. remember, “the militia, being necessary to the security of a free state” ….. “the militia is the whole of the people”.

      Clear it up any?

      • Conservativesniper

        Can you show me where in the 2nd Amendment one is required to carry a weapon? “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
        State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
        infringed.” Have at it, Perry Mason. .

        • BigUgly666

          Why don’t you simply try reading the entire post ….. then, if you have not figured it out …. you should start studying the Founding Documents of this nation …… the Organic Laws of these united States, the Federalist Papers, the words of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams …. etc.

          • Conservativesniper

            I read the entire post. “as required under the Second Amendment to the Constitution”. sorry I had the opinion that you could express yourself clearly. My bad. ” I can’t seem to find this in the 2nd either, “is for everyone who is competent to go armed at all times”. Now, I do remember Jefferson advocating carrying a gun. Especially when out on a walk, a fast walk. I just can’t recall any of the Founding Fathers advocating everyone being armed at all times.

          • Ross R Blankert

            It was the intention of the founding fathers that citizens remain armed to defend against those in government who would start acting like a king. Those who use executive powers to bypass Congress or violate the constitution regularly are indeed acting as tyrants and are extremely dangerous to the country as a whole. Where the populous is heavily armed, there is very little crime. Criminals know this and move on to gun free zones where they can work their magic in peace. In all of the latest massacres, the theater in Colorado, the schools in CT etc, these were clearly marked gun free zones. Criminals read these signs and see opportunity.

          • HappyClinger

            If you could follow Thought A to Logical Conclusion B, you could.

  • Wayne_1958

    If a criminal comes to my house to steal and threatens my family with violence because your app, says I own guns, You will be responsible for said criminals hospital bills or funeral. And any lawsuit brought by his surviving family. And I will sue you for any damages incurred during said incident along with invasion of privacy and defamation of character because it is stated UNSAFE gun owners ! My safety is on until it needs to be off.

    • Hoodoo H

      SPOT ON, Brother!

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    And for every ONE ratfart who “exposes” a gun owner, we gun owners should use THE SAME APP to expose TEN homes where there are no guns. Let’s just see where the bad guys go when they can compare lists…

    • Conservativesniper

      Brilliant thinking, let’s make the innocent more obvious targets. Been a long time since you smelled fresh air I’ll bet,

      • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

        So I’m to infer that I am the guilty party BECAUSE I legally own a gun? When someone – by intention – decides to make me, my family, my friends, legal gun owners anywhere, or ANYONE ELSE targets, they – and morons like you – ASK for what you get. Don’t like it? Get stuffed. There are a LOT of us who don’t turn the other cheek… anymore. And don’t waste further comments on me. You’ve demonstrated, quite clearly, I would be wasting time and energy responding.

        • Conservativesniper

          Still got your head up your ass, I see. You shouldn’t infer anything, when your panties are in a twist. Man, you are easily led around by your nose, aren’t you? The POINT is that if there is indecision in the mind of the criminal if a house is armed THAT is a good thing, no? But, when the little sh!tbird KNOWS the occupants of a said house are unarmed they become more likely to become targets. Are you FOR increasing the risk of mayhem on innocents and making the criminals actions easier and more certain? Jeez, you’re as slow on the uptake as the creator of this app. I agree, you would be wasting your time and energy responding because you are GLARINGLY unable to think critically. And calling me a moron is really funny, especially coming from someone who can’t think farther ahead than the nose on his face. BTW, breaking into my house WILL result in leaving the premises in a zippered bag, Cletus. Remember, it is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. You are dismissed.

          • Quint67

            Your conclusion that the bad guys will go after unarmed homes seams to make since, but, it doesn’t explain the rash of break ins in our area last summer. About all that was taken was guns. Any list like this is bad news for everyone. BTW, It isn’t a good idea to be telling the world your going to send the bad guy that broke into your house to the undertaker. You could end up like George Zimmerman. Remember, big O is watching you.

          • Conservativesniper

            Well, since I have no idea, or concern, about where you live your first sentence is nonsensical, especially since the app wasn’t operational ;ast summer. I live in a state which has Castle Law, therefore, if someone tried to break into my home at anytime night or day, I will defend my home and shoot to kill. I will not be driving around looking for trouble.

          • Quinton Reams

            The point was they were taking GUNS. It is a lot easier to take them if you know where they are. But you have it your way. I only wast so much of my time on a know-it -all and you time is up.

          • Conservativesniper

            Thank you for your time. But, most criminals admit they prefer to break into a house where the homeowner is NOT armed. And I doubt the thieves were looking for guns. It was probably a target of opportunity. And it seems rather stupid to target a house for guns. Especially since they are expensive and many people keep them in a gun safe.

          • Michigan_REB

            Actually they perfer to break into a home the owner isn’t home. The don’t want confrontation they want easy picking. And if they can get guns in the process that becomes a bonus. I know a police officer who had a hole cut in the wall of his house to take the safe and all out.

          • HappyClinger

            “I will not be driving around looking for trouble.” Uh, no, with your attitude, I bet you don’t have to look for it.

      • HappyClinger

        “The innocent?” As opposed to gun owners, who aren’t “innocent?” You’re a fool.

    • Kioga

      Maybe start by putting the Liberal Dem. Political Leaders on the list first ,so we can see the fireworks !

  • ValleyCounty

    This could be fun…Download the app then add EVERY liberal anti gun nut you know to the app as a possible unsafe gun owner….Won’t take long for the app to disappear….LOL.

    • Wumingren

      That’s exactly what we should do. I know who all my Democrat neighbors are. It would be fun just to get them pissed off about having to get de-listed, if that is even possible.

      • David

        It could take some time… just type in all the Addresses in the phone book . If two or three people did this it would make the entire App useless like same sex relationships …. wore out and didn’t accomplish anything !!!

  • sam

    just download the app and put addresses on there randomly. Flood it with garbage. it will render it useless in no time.

    • Wayne_1958

      I would recommend most of Colorado’s house & senate that voted for their newest gun restrictions along with any US rep’s that voted for obama’s gun control wish list.

  • sha49tn

    Is this LEGAL??

    • Hoodoo H

      If ya have to ask Mam, no, it is not.

      • Conservativesniper

        Why is it not legal, Hoodoo?

        • Hoodoo H

          CS…It is because it is a malicious app w intent to do harm.
          A reverse IP Search shows it somehow being tied to an extremely Liberal UK Group.
          Check it out yourself, although they’ve probably bounced the signal by now.

          • Conservativesniper

            What link?

          • Hoodoo H

            Do your research bud.
            I can’t hold your hand.
            Look around…Go to the Market DL site and read the comments, and hopefully the ones regarding research on reverse IP searches have not been pulled.
            I’m not a troll; I’m here trying to help..However, it is your responsibilty to do some research yourself. I have too many other things going on at one time to stop and copy info for you.
            Take care, good luck and thanks for asking.

  • Wolverine

    Sure they did the same things w/the jews people. Inform on you neighbors. Have we learned anything from the past!

  • BigUgly666

    You invade my privacy and endanger my life and well-being …. I assume you don’t object to my returning the favor!

  • Kioga

    Insanity in advention’s ? Must be a Lefty !!

  • Feed up

    Ok so some of you tech savvy people need to create an app so we can expose the unarmed idiots. I would buy it

  • Zepp

    Well I guess they’ll know who will shoot them if they trespass or break in to my home now.

  • Fred_K

    You could use it to locate the gun free houses as well. Then the criminals would know where the easy pickings are.

  • jaws4316

    I really don’t care if some idiot tells every criminal with an android phone where I live and that I have a gun. That will just deter criminals from trying to break into my house. And if they want to try to steal my guns when I’m not home they’ll have to get through my dogs and a very strong gun-safe.

  • jamohio

    This app has nothing to do with gun safety!! It’s all about harrasment of Constituionally protected gun owners and nothing more!! I agree that the app writer and android app store should be charged with aiding and abetting any crime committed in a marked area as it makes entire neighborhoods crime zones one way or the other!!

  • LarryMonizBooks

    I hope the developer of this “App” is sued for violating the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Further, if a burglary results and a resident is injured or killed, then I hope the app developer faces a charge of accessory before the fact to murder. This is an outrageous violation of civil rights. If someone starts listing the homes of police officers then, I suspect, there will be a massive knee-jerk reaction calling for banning such “apps” but until then, the average citizen will continue to be treated as second class by authorities.

  • David

    Not a problem here… help keep those Idiots away from my home ! Besides i Prefer to Shoot First then Ask the Police How Long until you drag their Dead Carcass off my door step !!! One Republic Nation Under God !!!

    It’s up to each “Citizen” to own and Use firearms Safely… Not for the “we are scared of our neighbors and Not the Government who will protect us folks who are the problem Here ! The 2nd Amendment means as “citizens” we are part of the Un Organized Militia Where every able bodied person from 17 to 70 years old is included as each Patriot is to bring their Own National Defense Weapon and Ammo to provide themselves arms (the government won’t do it)in order to Serve in the Defense of Our Nation from Invasion or in this case from a Traitor in Our own Government ! We Stand Ready and Prepared to fight to Retain or Regain Our Freedom, the Constitution, and the People of These United States of America… So Help me God !!! As We Swear during Our Oath to Serve ! One Republic Nation Under God !!!

  • Jim Horn

    Love it! A new hobby. I live in Calif where 2 out of three are liberals, commies, progressives, Democrats, Marxists, etc., and I’m going to just list the ones who are nuts, all of them whether they have guns or not…. Just follow an appropriate car to someone’s house to get an address.. You know, the ones with bike racks on the roof, the eco friendly cars like Priuses and Subaru wagons, and the ones who insist on going 5mph under the speed limit in the left lane…..

  • StephenWV

    Here is some info on the guy that developed the app http://pastebin.com/xK4f3N1k.

    • Hoodoo H

      Good find, Sir.
      A reverse IP Search on the app showed it somehow being tied to an extremely Liberal UK Group.

  • GeoGunMarker App creator’s personal information:

    Tyler Stalbaum

    http://pastebin.com/xK4f3N1k

  • Billboard in 1944: “Do you know who is hiding Jews? Please place a marker by a house you know that are hiding enemies of the state. Please help us in educating the public to the dangers of Jews. Is your neighborhood a Jew free zone? Help us eradicate this problem”

    Pretty much what this Gun Marker app is like

  • Steve j

    Just spam every address in your area you can think of.
    These nitwits think they can weed out the false flags, I think they know better and are just fleecing the imbeciles till they figure out its worthless.

  • pysco

    Stalbaum needs to understand that his application put people in jeopardy, and now he’s bitching about receiving threats………..YOU DESERVE THE THREATS ESS HOLE…YOU REAPED WHAT YOU SOWED.

  • char51

    just the word california says it all. is all calf. people out there crazy, or just plain stupit.do they not know how many people could get killed, or do they care. ad the carrer of this app. needs to go to jail. PEOPLE WHAT ARE WE BECOMING GERMANY OF THE 30 SPYING ON PEOPLE. LIKE A CHILD TELLING ON PEOPLE. stop this insanty, befor this country goes totally in the craper. tell these people where to put there apps.

  • Parker Orfield

    Law suits WILL be filed maybe by the N.R.A.

  • jimmimac

    we need a new app for those that have no guns called the “Gun Free Zone” so criminals know which homes to target!

  • marineh2ominer

    That is a GREAT lawsuit waiting to happen , make it a class action for all NRA , 2nd Amendment foundation , Gun owners of America , North American hunting club , Concealed Carry Associations , National Association for Gun Rights , etc: etc : etc : It gives all gun thieves the knowlegde that I have guns , probably on the property .

  • Kent2012

    an excellent communist technique, be sure to pick up your reward comrade………..