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Southwest Virginia circuit court clerks concerned over GOP request for gun permit records
Bristol Herald Courier, via Tricities.com ^ | June 10, 2013 | ALLIE ROBINSON

Posted on 06/11/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

The Republican Party of Virginia's request for the records of concealed handgun permits across the state were met with concern Monday by several Southwest Virginia circuit court clerks, with one seeking an attorney general's opinion.

"The request itself poses several important legal questions," said Jack Kennedy, court clerk for Wise County and Norton.

He and other clerks in the area received a Freedom of Information Act request from Anthony Reedy, the state GOP's executive director, asking for a list of concealed handgun permit carriers in each jurisdiction.

Kennedy outlined his legal questions in a letter sent Monday to state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and asked for an official opinion about how to respond.

(Excerpt) Read more at tricities.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: ccp; concealedcarry; gop; gun; guncontrol; secondamendment
Virginia RINOs acting like Commies.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 6:02:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe. Or maybe they want to see which prominent Dems have carry permits.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 6:03:57 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Timber Rattler

No. They obviously just want it for voter contact outreach information. Still, it’s not right.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 6:06:29 AM PDT by Reagan79 (Today, I consider myself the wisest Latina Woman on the face of the earth.)
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To: Oberon
Maybe the want to check and see if Republicans get as many permits as demoRats.
4 posted on 06/11/2013 6:07:08 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Tell ‘em to f*ck off; and, yes, use that precise phrase.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 6:07:41 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Oberon

Yeah, which ones are all about gun control, but have a permit?


6 posted on 06/11/2013 6:07:43 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Oberon; Timber Rattler

No big conspiracy here. They obviously want a mailing list of mostly Republican voters.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 6:08:32 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: ltc8k6

I think it’s just a way to trying to get a list of people to easily galvanize during the VA GOTV efforts.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 6:10:26 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump; Blood of Tyrants

Probably, but lists like this are dangerous, and I don’t like it one bit.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 6:11:27 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

If a newspaper can get it, anyone should be able to get it.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 6:12:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy
If a newspaper can get it, anyone should be able to get it.

No one should be able to get such a list. First, government should protect private data better. Far more important though, there should not be a requirement for a permit to exercise a basic human right, and there should be no government data on who owns firearms. We have far too much government, and our highest priority should be to scale back federal, state, and local governments. [Note to the NSA monitor - your metadata will verify that I am a life NRA member browsing the NRA website at this moment, but you should not have any data on my internet activity or my telephone activity, not without a specific search warrant. Generic warrants are unconstitutional.]

11 posted on 06/11/2013 6:21:49 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I don’t like it either, but given the lawless, unconstrained data-mining operation the left has access to, I can understand the GOP’s sense of urgency in trying to level the tactical playing field. No, I’m not justifying it, but we do have to come up with a counter to the data advantage.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 6:28:00 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Oberon
Yeah .. I thought almost the same thing

How many times do we see a Republican or Conservative do something that looks like it's a democrat tactic ?

And further;
the ones concerned are COURT CLERKS !

WHY is the concern of a clerk newsworthy

13 posted on 06/11/2013 6:29:51 AM PDT by knarf (<p>Gimmee my share.)
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To: Timber Rattler
Galling too is the notion contained in the word 'permit' in the first place. We need to remove the notion that we need permission to possess a weapon.

Here in AZ I traded a set of golf clubs with my neighbor for a nice little .38 Special. Based on our laws here, I now put it in my pocket and carry it.

Try looking that up on your "list".

14 posted on 06/11/2013 6:32:44 AM PDT by n230099 ("When no one knows who is armed...everyone is.")
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To: Timber Rattler

NO ONE is entitled to that list.

That Republicans have the temerity to ask for it tells us they have no more respect for the law than the left.

Remember people, when the SHTF, the *first* people they are coming after are those on the CCW lists. As far as our rulers are concerned, CCW lists are simply gun owner registration lists, wink wink.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 6:35:17 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Pollster1

True but the Roanoke Times printed the CCW list once. They will now bash the Republicans for wanting the list.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
No big conspiracy here. They obviously want a mailing list of mostly Republican voters.

Lawlessness.

17 posted on 06/11/2013 6:37:02 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“No big conspiracy here. They obviously want a mailing list of mostly Republican voters.”

That’s what I think. They are ignorant or stupid to be asking for it after the discussions of the releasing of that information we’ve had and should realize that if they get the list, anyone will be able to get te list.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 6:40:01 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Timber Rattler
I swear the GOP = STUPID. No matter what they thought they might get from such records the very act of asking for them was bound to bring negative publicity. STUPID!!!
19 posted on 06/11/2013 6:42:07 AM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: knarf
And further; the ones concerned are COURT CLERKS ! WHY is the concern of a clerk newsworthy

Perhaps because in the Commonwealth of Virginia the court clerk is the one who processes CCW applications and issues permits? See Code of Virginia 18.2-308D & H for further info

20 posted on 06/11/2013 6:48:55 AM PDT by cidrasm
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To: Timber Rattler

what if the request is not names but number of permits vs number of approvals?


21 posted on 06/11/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Timber Rattler

Synonyms for “current US politician”:

Republican
Democrat
conservative
liberal
moderate
statist
globalist
living-Constitutionalist
elitist
liar
crook
traitor


22 posted on 06/11/2013 7:21:30 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: All
Update: The state GOP backed down today after damaging itself badly.

Republicans withdraw request for handgun permits

23 posted on 06/11/2013 4:54:19 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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