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Discussion in 'Legal' started by txgho1911, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. txgho1911

    txgho1911 Member

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    Concealed carry permit? Be ready to see your name in Star database



    The Star intends to put concealed carry information in a database available for all. What makes them think this is a good idea???

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070218/COLUMNISTS07/702180334/1040



    “We, and you, will be examining State Police speeding ticket information. We, and you, will be looking at records involving concealed-weapons permits, and small-business loans, health-care information and campaign-finance information.

    It's a long, seemingly endless list.”
     
  2. kludge

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    thanks!
     
  3. El Tejon

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    Will they be publishing the names and addresses of the editors and reporters?
     
  4. Zundfolge

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    Their agenda is clearly to shame people in to not getting licenses and carrying. From that vantage point its an awesome idea.

    No, but I wonder what kind of trouble one could get into if they decided to publish this list on their own.
     
  5. QuietShootr

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    Link doesn't work, and I can't find anything about that on the star's website.
     
  6. DoubleTapDrew

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    I would hope so.

    I thought to access those records there had to be a compelling reason or a warrant or something.
    The information age isn't always a good thing.
    "Bob Anyperson lives at 123 spooner st, and has a concealed handgun permit but isn't carrying today. His wife is currently changing in the southeastern corner of their bedroom, the dog is pinching a loaf in the yard, and they are almost out of skim milk"
     
  7. foghornl

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    Same stunts as performed by the Cleveland "Plain Dealer" and the Akron "Beacon-Journal". {2 of NE Ohio's finest fishwraps/birdgage liners/ahhhhhh newspapers}

    Editor Doulgas Clifton (Plain Dealer) publishes the lists of Ohio CCW Licenses holders because "...The Public has the right to know who may have a concealed gun...".

    At the same time, "Plain Dealer" won't publish the "Convicted Sex Offender" lists, bnecause "Even criminals have a right to privacy"
     
  8. redbone

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    Here's my letter to the editor. I encourage all that are interested to write in and express their opinion.

    "Dear Mr. Ryerson:

    I am writing to express my concern about information contained in an article in the February 18, 2007 online edition (“It's all in the numbers, from Mitch's salary to cost of athletics”). Specifically, I am concerned about the paper’s announced intention to publish a list of persons that are licensed to carry handguns for personal protection. I urge you to consider the following:

    1. The State of Indiana reviews each application for a license to carry a handgun for personal protection. Local and state law enforcement officials investigate the criminal history of each applicant. For example, felons and persons convicted of domestic violence are not licensed. Thus, a system is in place to ensure that licenses to carry a handgun for personal protection are issued only to those with a demonstrated history of being was may best be described as “law-abiding citizens”.

    2. Publication of this list will provide the criminal element in our society with information on where to steal firearms.

    3. If a stolen firearm is used in a crime of violence, and it can be demonstrated that the thief used your on-line information to obtain that firearm, it is possible that the victim and the person from whom the firearm was stolen could pursue legal action against your newspaper. I certainly would if I were in that position.

    4. Although an occasional misuse of a firearm makes spectacular news, the vast majority of persons licensed to carry firearms are responsible gun owners. Publication of a list of those persons is an overtly irresponsible act.

    I urge you and your newspaper to reconsider your position on the matter of publication of a list of persons that are licensed to carry a handgun for personal protection. I feel that publication of that list will place each licensee at greater risk of being subjected to burglary, robbery, or worse.

    I would be pleased to discuss this matter with you, but ask that my personal information be withheld from publication to protect my family’s security.

    Thank you."

    RBH:cuss:
     
  9. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Hmmm. A guess any criminal would only have to check the database see if this next house/mark is going to blow him away or cower in fear. This is not only bad for gun owners, but bad nor non-gun owners.

    Criminals themselves have always said, they fear not knowing who is armed and who is not. Well know they know who is not.
     
  10. lance22

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    Would be nice if they could publish the name of anyone who has been convicted of committing a violent crime .... oh wait, that would be an invasion of privacy and the ACLU would sue the government for it

    Only criminals, politicians, and celebs have rights ...
     
  11. emc

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    I've contacted the Greg Garrison show about this. (Local conservative talk radio program. Highly recommended.) They were unaware that the Indianapolis Star was planning on doing this. After his producer checked into this, he sent me a note indicating that they have called Dennis Ryerson, their managing editor to have him on the program. We'll see what develops.

    I've also contacted both of my state representatives to let them know about this.

    FWIW,

    emc
     
  12. Thin Black Line

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    So are they actually going to list all the names of people or just the number
    of licenses applied for, rejected, and approved in each county in IN?
     
  13. K-Romulus

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    lawsuit over the health info?

    I work in the healthcare field and can tell you that they will be in for a BIG world of hurt of they try to publish private healthcare info.:uhoh:
     
  14. kludge

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    EMC,

    Please! more info about Greg Garrison... station/time/etc.
     
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    Healthcare is WAY different than government records.

    Which is one more reason to go VT style carry.
     
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