Skip to comments.Newspaper chain plans 'state-by-state' concealed weapon databases
Posted on 01/24/2014 1:01:03 PM PST by Timber Rattler
A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building state-by-state databases on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail.
The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas' database project was detailed the plan in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
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"Civitas Media never had any plans or intentions of publishing in print or online lists of holders of conceal and carry..."
Very fast post...beat me to it. Nathan Dahm is a fine State Rep and his future is looking very bright.
In Texas, a lawsuit will be the least of Civitas Media’s worries!!
Maybe a GOP leader elite could find a pair and make a public statement about this?
“we didnt know a thing about this.. until we read about it in the paper”..
There should be thousands of lawsuits. Definite privacy and safety lines that would be crossed.
He’s lying...the email laying out the plan went out to all of his subsidiary news organizations.
Perhaps it depends on the definition of “publish”.
Articles on the Journal News caving after the predictable gun owner (many of whom are probably liberals) outcry:
Civitas Media never had any plans or intentions of publishing in print or online lists of holders of conceal and carry permits. Nor will Civitas Media develop databases of permit holders. A poorly crafted internal memo meant to highlight editorial discussions and planning incorrectly indicated that such a database was being planned; it has been considered and rejected.
Michael C. Bush, CEO
If true, definitely the appearance of malicious intent.
I thought it was strange that these people would plant figurative bull’s-eyes on their backs, given the backlash over Gannett’s Journal News initiative.
If the left ever gets serious about this, they'll set up a corporation to do it having virtually no assets.
I am conflicted, I feel like you do but part of me hopes they include my photo so every Obama voter bent on crime, violence and theft will avoid me at all costs and victimize a unarmed democrat.
Stop Getting Permits!!
I've never been asked for mine.
It probably would not be too difficult to crowdsource a state by state map of the home addresses and personal details of the top executives and editors of every paper in the country.
Most of the company’s publications are rural daily and weekly newspapers in the South and Midwest. Most of their readers would have a harsh response. I’m sure those papers are already hearing from angry subscriber.
Civitas Media, according to its website, employs more than 1,400 people and publishes 35 daily and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.
can we say database?
Once Obamacare is well up and running someone will hack the records and we’ll have an abortion and rape victim database...the stupefied masses will find it certainly more selatiuos than the concealed carry database. Just wait.
I wonder if a newspaper someday will post the names of everyone who had an abortion in the last 10 years.
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