January 24, 2014

Open carry would solve these issues

Are CHL holder records in your state a matter of public record?
A U.S. newspaper conglomerate has considered building state-by-state databases of people who have the right to carry concealed firearms.
Thankfully, as of today, CHL records in my state ( the Great State of Texas) are only available to law enforcement.  There have been challenges in other states that resulted in rulings saying that such records are public, but not here.  And it doesn't look like Civitas Media is actually throw any money or effort behind getting laws changed, they are just going to troll public records.

You may remember just over a year ago, another newspaper ran a story that included a map of New York gun owners.  Civitas Media has said that they have no plans to do anything similar, but why else would a media company build a national database of such information?  Facts and figures are readily available without putting specific names to the numbers.

Click on this link to see a map and list of the newspapers owned by Civitas Media.  Maybe one is near you and worthy of your opinion on the jackbooted, brown shirted-led information gathering effort that may or may not end in the publication of names of law abiding citizens that are being characterized as something else.

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