By Ben Romans
A new Android app released on Google Play’s online store allows users to add detailed locations of possible gun owners or gun-owning businesses to a map database, and is already drawing a lot of fire.
Once sites are geolocated, they can be shared with the world. Why? To supposedly let users of the app locate “risks” in their neighborhood—risks the app’s creator says could include homes and businesses of suspected unsafe gun owners, unsafe public lands, or where rights to own or use a particular firearm don’t exist.
The Gun Geo Marker App made its debut on July 7. As of this morning, the app has been downloaded more than 2,000 times, though most users are rating it one out of five stars. A headline across the app’s download page says “Geolocate Dangerous Guns and Owners with the Gun Geo Marker,” with the following description: