Android users aren’t as nearly thrilled about “Gun Geo Marker” as the application’s developer, UC San Diego lecturer Brett Stalbaum. Since the apps release, it has received 660 one-star ratings on the Google Play market. The comments are almost universally negative, and apparently touched a nerve, prompting Stalbaum to post a petulant suggestion in the app’s store banner.
Even among the 20 five-star reviews, Stalbaum can’t catch a break. One review purports to be a Mexican cartel enforcer thanking Brett Stalbaum for providing him with a firearm locator:
As you can imagine we were desperately looking for an alternative source of firearms to replace the ones supplied until last year by Mr. Attorney General Holder. This is when I found this wonderful app. Now I can locate gringo gun owners and steal their guns. Muchas gracias!
Another review notes that when he fired up the Gun Geo Locator, he “found 87 guns walkin round on their own ready to hurt people, who lets a dangerous gun out in the wild on its own.” Several other five-star reviews come from self-described criminals thanking Stalbaum for giving them a convenient way to determine which houses to avoid when planning their next robbery.
There’s plenty more ridicule to enjoy in the Google Play store’s user reviews section. It’s nice to know respect for the second amendment and our right to self-defense hasn’t yet perished, regardless of how much much Brett Stalbaum may wish otherwise.