Fight the release of personal information of CHP holders in TN!


February 13, 2009, 05:57 PM
As you may know, the Memphis Commercial Appeal made public a database containing the names and personal information of everyone in TN who has a Handgun Carry Permit.

hso has a thread about possible legislative action to remediate this possibility in the future. Please participate in that effort.

This thread is different. I would like for people to suggest ways of putting pressure on the CA to take down this database.

There is information in the thread in "Legal" with the personal information of the editorial board and senior employees of the CA. I have now posted that information (or links to the thread in "Legal) three times on the CA website. Those posts have been deleted twice as, I'm sure, the third one will be.

It's time to do more. First, I'm considering putting together a poster with Chris Peck's (the editor) picture, address, phone numbers (business and personal), as well as the property tax information in the "Legal" thread. I would like to post this poster around his home in mid-town, Overton Square (which is close to his home) and down-town. I think this will work best if he is actually notified that since he believes that personal information should be made public, the posters have gone up.

Would anyone like copies of the poster when I put it together this week? It would be great if they get plastered everywhere?

Can someone spare some server space to put this information (and maybe the poster) up on the internet so that it will pop up when someone googles Peck's name?

Second, while the business phone numbers of the individuals listed in the "Legal" thread should ring off the hook, their home phone numbers and the cell phone numbers of other members of Peck, the editorial board and senior employees should also ring all weekend long. Let them hear from you not just at work, but at home, the grocery store, etc.

Who has other ideas for how to put pressure on the CA? This cannot stand.

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Duke of Doubt
February 13, 2009, 07:20 PM
Harassment by telephone or otherwise can be illegal and/or actionable. But a lot of curious people with honest questions or concerns for the ol' Memphis Pecker is another matter. I for one have quite a few questions to ask him. Make sure you let me have his telephone number.

February 14, 2009, 09:01 AM
Placing a call to talk to someone is not harassment. I'm not suggesting anyone call at midnight or that anyone person call repeatedly. But there is certainly nothing wrong with calling someone to discuss why posting people's personal information is objectionable.

February 14, 2009, 11:04 AM

For your enjoyment, using, here's the managing staff of the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

Name Job Home Address City,State,Zip

Joseph Pepe president and publisher 3195 Wetherby Cv S Germantown, TN 38139

Steve Tomb VP of Operations 1846 Wildcreek Cv Collierville, TN 38017

Chris Peck editor 21 Belleair Dr Memphis, TN 38104

Otis Sanford editor/opinion & editorials 3396 Park Ave Memphis, TN 38111

Eric Janssen VP of Digital Media 8996 Stratfield Cv Germantown, TN 38139

Scott Sines managing editor 2136 Wentworth Ln Germantown, TN 38139

Daniel Moehle VP/Chief Financial Officer 3172 Devonshire Way Germantown, TN 38139

Karl Wurzbach VP of Sales and Marketing 3098 Bentwood Run Dr Collierville, TN 38017

Robert Jiranek VP of New Business Development 175 Waring Rd Memphis, TN 38117

Bob Pinarski Advertising director 3961 Herons Landing Ln Arlington, TN 38002

Denise Holman Manager of Classified Advertising 720 Litty Ct 103 Memphis, TN 38103

Paul Jewell Marketing director 1439 Vance Ave Memphis, TN 38104

Remember to contact their advertisers and complain about this action taken by the paper. Ask them if they'd like the newspaper to make their personal and private information available in an easily searchable form for anyone to track them down.

February 14, 2009, 11:59 AM
Who has other ideas for how to put pressure on the CA? This cannot stand.

The only place it really hurts is advertising revenue.

Forget going after the editor, go after the publishers revenue.

Gather a list of contact info for their big advertisers and we'll send the message to them.

Advertisers HATE being linked to this kind of stuff.

February 17, 2009, 01:49 PM
As requested by TX and others, it appears from Sunday's paper that the biggest advertisers seem to be car dealerships, furniture stores, and department stores.

Feel free to tell them we are unhappy with the decision of the CA and will not buy from businesses that furnish them advertising dollars with which this database is maintained. From

Let's start with these:

Bartlett Home Furnishings
2755 Bartlett Blvd.
Bartlett , TN
Bus: 901-388-6030
Fax: 901-388-6552

Royal Furniture

Haverty's Furniture
6870 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115

Haverty's Furniture
2825 Wolfcreek Parkway
Memphis, TN 38133

Samuels Furniture & Interiors--There are two stores:

Poplar Store
5508 Poplar Ave
Memphis,TN 38119
(901) 761-4998

Cordova/Thomasville Store
1615 N. Germantown Pkwy
Memphis,TN 38016
(901) 624-7738

Hobby Lobby: there are three HL stores in Memphis, as follows:

Hobby Lobby
7986 Highway 64
Bartlett, TN 38133
(901) 266-4346

Hobby Lobby
950 W. Poplar St.
Collierville, TN 38017
(901) 861-7575

Hobby Lobby
1991 Exeter Road
Germantown, TN 38138
901) 757-4419

Department stores are also big advertisers, but I'm not sure how advertising decisions are made in this case.

Dillard's Wolfchase
2700 N Germantown Pkwy
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 383-1029

Dillard's Oak Court
4433 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 685-0382‎
(901) 374-7479‎ - Fax

Macy's Oak Court
4545 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38117

It's hard to find the car dealership information, primarily because just a few companies own numerous and varied dealerships. Presumably a single entity places advertising for all of each company's dealerships. Can you help find the appropriate contact for the following?

Gossett Motors

Sunrise motors

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