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Newspaper chain plans 'state-by-state' concealed weapon databases
Fox News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendement; bang; banglist; ccw; ccwdatabase; civitasmedia; concealedweapons; database; guncontrol; gungrabber; privacy
If find myself in this database, then Civitas Media will be getting one heckuva lawsuit!
1 posted on 01/24/2014 1:01:03 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler
Statement from Michael Bush, President and CEO of Civitas Media from their website:

"Civitas Media never had any plans or intentions of publishing in print or online lists of holders of “conceal and carry”..."

2 posted on 01/24/2014 1:06:59 PM PST by Kenton
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To: Timber Rattler

Very fast post...beat me to it. Nathan Dahm is a fine State Rep and his future is looking very bright.


3 posted on 01/24/2014 1:07:40 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Timber Rattler

In Texas, a lawsuit will be the least of Civitas Media’s worries!!


4 posted on 01/24/2014 1:07:55 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe a GOP leader elite could find a pair and make a public statement about this?


5 posted on 01/24/2014 1:08:11 PM PST by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: Kenton

“we didnt know a thing about this.. until we read about it in the paper”..


6 posted on 01/24/2014 1:08:15 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Timber Rattler

There should be thousands of lawsuits. Definite privacy and safety lines that would be crossed.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 1:09:03 PM PST by madison10
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To: Timber Rattler
The gun owner maps provided by Journal News. Not that big a deal, if that's the extent of the info provided.
8 posted on 01/24/2014 1:09:35 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: madison10
In an earlier post, I suggested visiting the Civitas web page to find each newspaper they own.
Two can play their game...
9 posted on 01/24/2014 1:10:45 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Kenton

He’s lying...the email laying out the plan went out to all of his subsidiary news organizations.


10 posted on 01/24/2014 1:10:51 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
http://www.rushimg.com/cimages//media/images/planet-hil/1224159-1-eng-GB/Planet-Hil_large.jpgSorry...posted to the wrong article.
11 posted on 01/24/2014 1:15:27 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Timber Rattler

Perhaps it depends on the definition of “publish”.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 1:17:23 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Timber Rattler

Articles on the Journal News caving after the predictable gun owner (many of whom are probably liberals) outcry:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/journal-news-handgun-removes-information_n_2507774.html

http://www.ibtimes.com/journal-news-gun-map-goes-out-bang-we-do-not-cower-bullies-says-publisher-1032086

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/02/where-the-journal-news-went-wrong-in-mapping-gun-owners053/


13 posted on 01/24/2014 1:29:10 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Statement from Civitas:

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

14 posted on 01/24/2014 1:31:51 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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If true, definitely the appearance of malicious intent.


15 posted on 01/24/2014 1:33:01 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 1:34:54 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Timber Rattler
If find myself in this database, then Civitas Media will be getting one heckuva lawsuit!

If the left ever gets serious about this, they'll set up a corporation to do it having virtually no assets.

17 posted on 01/24/2014 1:46:21 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: Timber Rattler
If find myself in this database, then Civitas Media will be getting one heckuva lawsuit!

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.

18 posted on 01/24/2014 1:48:26 PM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Timber Rattler
There is a simple solution.

Stop Getting Permits!!

I've never been asked for mine.

19 posted on 01/24/2014 1:49:34 PM PST by blam
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 1:52:18 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 2:00:37 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Timber Rattler
"However, we have no plans to publish any lists or databases of people’s names on conceal and carry."

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?


22 posted on 01/24/2014 2:31:47 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 3:10:40 PM PST by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Kenton

I wonder if a newspaper someday will post the names of everyone who had an abortion in the last 10 years.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 4:00:48 PM PST by ScottLA37
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