Behind The Black Postings By Robert Zimmerman

Freedom under attack: A newspaper chain plans to assemble a state-by-state database of every person permitted to carry a concealed weapon.

The CEO of the chain has released a statement saying that

[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.

Maybe so, but that such an idea was even considered by some of the company’s editors tells you a great deal about what those editors believe in, and it surely isn’t privacy, the second amendment, or personal rights.

6 Comments
  1. Cotour says:

    What kind of list might be able to be assembled in regards to that news paper chain? One list deserves another list, one Constitutional right against the other Constitutional right.

    • Jwing says:

      Create a website listing names and addresses of all non gun-owning newspaper editors/publishers specifically highlighting that the below listed addresses do NOT have firearms on the premises. It’s every burglar’s dream. I

  2. I don’t have a CCW permit, but perhaps those that do can go all John Hancock on the paper.

  3. wade says:

    Be Aware. This measure is a Long Step towards Listing guns and a Signed Leap at Confiscating Them.

  4. susanpub says:

    I thought I had read/heard a story in 2013 about a newspaper that HAD ALREADY published such a list in some geographic area.

    Ah, yes –
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/1004/New-York-paper-that-published-gun-owners-map-sues-county-for-names

  5. susanpub says:

    I haven’t done the follow-up, but please do before you act on this or rant at anyone. I don’t have time today to see how this all played out.

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