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OH CCW list posted in Sandusky Registert

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Siderite, Jun 25, 2007.

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  1. Siderite

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    As noted in this thread: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=284847
    the Sandusky Register has published 5 counties worth of CCW permit holders (name, age, county).

    Article explaining their stance is here: http://sanduskyregister.com/articles/2007/06/25/front/321675.txt

    with directions to:
    For a list of businesses advertising in the Register: http://www.sanduskyregister.com/marketplace/retailads/

    Newspaper staff directory (if you can't get through at the editor's number) http://www.sanduskyregister.com/contact_us/

    Also to be noted is the comment from the Buckeye Firearms Association:
    Time to start contacting people.
     
  2. hershey

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    wow, myself and most my freinds are on the list.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    The most potent way to answer this is to e-mail their advertisers. The paper survives on advertising revenue, and if advertisers start kicking about perceived or real loss of business the paper will take notice. Advertisers pay to get business not lose it. :evil:
     
  4. SamColorado

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    I like the idea of going through the property records with the county assessor's office (many counties are online) and publishing a list of where the reporters and editors live on line....

    See if they can take it as well as dish it out.
     
  5. BBQJOE

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    Man, didn't we just have this problem elsewhere????
     
  6. teknoid

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    I'm glad I live in a state with a little sanity. That crap is against the law here. News scum can't get a list of CCDW holders in KY.
     
  7. Henry Bowman

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    whats the deal with after 3/29/07 issue?
     
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    Texas just tightened up on it. they never would release the entire list but would confirm a name submitted to them. Now they won't even do that except for law enforcement agencies.
     
  10. gunsmith

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    I just called the publisher

    Douglas D. Phares
    3216 Angels Way
    Sandusky, OH 44870-5995
    (419) 621-1726

    I asked him to also publish the names of the advertisers and subscribers ...so I can also call them
     
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    outrageous....dangerous....deserving of attention and direct communication in a way that doesn't damage our cause.

    st
     
  13. Linda

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    That's the date that HB9 went into law. It closed the media access loophole. The media could no longer request copies from Sheriff's Depts of licensees. They can still view records, but can not make copies, write down info, etc. So unless they have photographic memories, this should not be happening again.
     
  14. Linda

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    We put this article up on our website last night.
    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3816.html

    Keep an eye :scrutiny: on our website over the next couple days, because life is going to become uncomfortable for Mr. Matt Westerhold, editor of the Sandusky Reporter.:uhoh:

    Be sure to support the businesses that were "outed" as having owners who carry. Because of the decision of one person, their lives have potentially been put in danger as well as everyone else who's name was published.
     
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    Hello everyone, I was about to start my own activism thread on this subject when I saw this one. Thanks for getting it started Siderite!

    Ohioans For Concealed Carry is organizing an official campaign to contact businesses that advertise in The Sandusky Register to ask for their support in demanding that the paper remove its blanket list of law-abiding CHL holders' personal information, apologize for their dangerous actions, and terminate the employment of Managing Editor Matt Westerhold. You may have heard about this effort last night when NRA News' Cam Edwards interviewed OFCC President Jeff Garvas.

    If you would like to be involved, please visit our website, where I have posted a sample letter/email as well as the contact information for known advertisers of the Sandusky Register. We will be udpating that advertiser list as more info becomes available. If you could, include your contact information and request that the advertiser reply so that you may let the OFCC community know about their intentions in a dedicated forum thread I set up. OFCC assumes that no action taken on their part means that they support the Register's actions.

    We must remember that polite and professional contact is the only way for us to make progress. Many people feel that anti-gun zealots like the Managing Editor of the Register purposely make their contact info available waiting for just one "bad apple" to contact them in a negative way so that they can paint the entire CHL community as irresponsible.

    Thanks very much if you choose to help!
     
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    CCW List has been pulled off the two articles and the front page. The original article has been re-written to say:

    Instead of having links to the actual lists

    Can still get to the direct lists via The Week in Review. Keep hammering them!
     
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    If everyone on this list who happens to have a subscription up and cancels it - and tells they why - they'll notice. :evil:

    The list totals 2,681. :uhoh:
     
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    I think this type of action had the single greatest impact in shutting down the very same antics perpetrated by The Roanoke Times in Virginia. All advertisers were emailed and advised they would be boycotted until the paper ceased and desisted. We also flooded the paper's parent company with emails and phone calls, too. That certainly helped as well.

    An email/boycott list for the Roanoke Times included; real estate companies, banks, auto dealers, etc. Start emailing real estate companies first. They were the biggest bang for our buck in Virginia since numerous real estate agents carry for protection. Real estate companies are most likely the single greatest source of ad revenue for the paper.

    Don't waste your time with the editors and authors. They're anti-gun libs and leftist elitists and I promise you won't change their minds. Pain in their pocketbooks is the ONLY thing they'll understand.
     
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    Also, look for prominent names on the lists; politicians, judges, prosecutors, etc. Email these folks if their names are on the lists and bring it to their attention. In Virginia, we had a local U.S. Congressman who was on the list and he helped bring pressure to bear upon the Roanoke Times. We, also, had US Senator Webb on our list as well as the Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court.
     
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    I called their advertisers and I live in NV!
    now it is your turn!
    DO IT NOW!
     
  22. Linda

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    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/article3819.html

    Here everyone goes!! We've got the article now up on our website!:evil:

    We at Buckeye Firearms have started our "public records" postings of Matt Westerhold! Make sure to check back over the next several days. You will learn much about this scumbag......all from public records of course.:neener:
     
  23. Battlespace

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    teknoid

    " I'm glad I live in a state with a little sanity. That crap is against the law here. News scum can't get a list of CCDW holders in KY."

    Oh no you don't. I had my name published in the local rag seven or eight years ago. All the reporter/editor has to do is ask for the list from the KSP under FOIA. I pitched a fit as the local Commonwealth's Attorney is a friend (of sorts) who has a CCDW and his name was not on the list. Supposedly because he is considered an LEO, but still has to have a CCDW. Go figure that one out.
     
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    Michelle Malkin fights for Ohio Gun Owners

    http://michellemalkin.com/2007/06/26/the-msms-war-on-gun-owners/

    The MSM’s war on gun owners
    By Michelle Malkin • June 26, 2007 09:32 PM

    I’ve reported before on the newspaper campaign against gun owners with concealed carry licenses. The war continues. The Buckeye Firearms Association sends word of another news outlet, the Sandusky Register, which has published a list of concealed handgun permit owners in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties in Ohio.

    BFA reports a citizen revolt and backlash against the paper’s actions:

    The fallout from this action has barely begun, but it will no doubt be far-reaching. Already, subscribers are blogging on the Register’s website about canceling subscriptions, and at least one local business, Windjammer Restaurant in Marblehead, has forced the Register to remove their paper machines from the premises because of this violation of privacy.
    Read more.

    Here’s the Sandusky Register’s list targeting law-abiding CHL owners.

    Ohioans for Concealed Carry are also protesting:

    Jeff Garvas, President of OFCC, is in contact with other gun rights organizations to enlist their support and assistance. The organized response will include a letter writing campaign and a directed effort to communicate with the ad sponsors of the Register in order to educate them about the despicable and dangerous practice of of “outing” people who have undergone training, passed a rigorous background check, been fingerprinted, and received a Concealed Handgun License from their county sheriff.

    Mr. Garvas has released a statement saying,

    “Sandusky Newspapers Inc. and The Sandusky Register should immediately demand the resignation of managing editor Matt Westerhold for his role in putting the lives, homes, and lawfully-owned firearms of countless citizens in Northwest Ohio at risk of violence or theft.”

    “When newspaper management chooses to put a juicy headline controversy with no journalistic news worthy content ahead of the safety of the public, the only acceptable answer is to terminate their employment post haste.”

    “Ohioans For Concealed Carry and its supporters intend to send that message to the owners of the paper by targeting advertisers and encouraging them to pull advertising until this dangerous course of action is reversed and an apology is made to those citizens whose privacy has already been violated by the paper”.

    Spread the word.
     
  25. MeanStreaker

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    We have had at least two advertisers contact Ohioans For Concealed Carry to say that they are glad they were made aware of the situation, have canceled their ads with the Register, and told them why. It's working!

    Sorry for the length of this, but in case anyone would like to contact the advertisers and help us out, I'm posting the sample letter I drafted up and the up-to-date advertiser contact list to make it easier for you folks. The list is continually updated on the OFCC website as more info comes in.

    Thanks!

     
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