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“Newspaper chain plans ‘state-by-state’ concealed weapon databases”

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“Newspaper chain plans ‘state-by-state’ concealed weapon databases”

Newspaper conglomerate Civitas may be planning to publish a database of every concealed carry permit holder with identifying information.

This is so slimey… First of all, why is it public record who has a permit? How is it anyone’s business outside the permit holder, their state, and possibly state law enforcement?

While the plan is despicable, it would be legal; so while we can blame Civitas for wanting to compile the information, we can blame the government for handing it over. This demonstrates a total lack of respect for the privacy and rights of permit holders by both parties. This dangerous and irresponsible act could endanger folks who have active restraining orders, or would suffer political consequences from certain parties finding out they have exercised their right to self-defense (a natural right which is sorely out of fashion today).

Finally, guess who “has the right to carry a concealed weapon”: Everyone who is not a felon. This includes you, even if you haven’t applied for a permit yet. Are they just going to print a list of all non-felons in each state? And what about states which do not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon? Please… This is nothing but a smear campaign and a target map for burglars.

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Seattle Gun Buyback Program

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Gift cards for your guns?…

This program will likely fail. No self-respecting gun owner is going to accept a $100 or $200 gift card for a weapon when most private re-sale prices are well above this and the weapon could go to someone who could make good use it for sport or defense (perhaps his or her first weapon).

On the other hand… As several of the YouTube comments have speculated, this “no questions asked” gift card offer is a great way to get rid of stolen or otherwise dirty weapons and possibly make a profit- selling them to the police for other people’s money! Oh, sweet irony, what a deal! Maybe the program will be a “success”!

Good luck on this one, Mr. McGinn.