Skip to comments.Associated Press Refuses to Comment on Demand for Concealed Weapon Permit Lists
Posted on 07/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PDT by george76
The Associated Press (AP) is refusing to comment on why it requested that the Montana Department of Justice (MDOJ) give it a list of the names and personal information of every concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder in the state...
Montanas Republican Attorney General Tim Fox had denied requests by the AP and a Boston media outfit called MuckRock News for all information pertaining to the states CWP holders. Fox cited concerns that the width and breadth of the requests violated CWP holders reasonable expectation of privacy guaranteed by the Montana Constitution...
AP reporter Matt Gouras formally requested the information on March 18. Wed like all public information included on each permit holder, including, but not limited to: last name, first name, middle, street address, city, employer, age or DOB, drivers license number, date of application,
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It’s funny how the AP wants information on concealed carry permit holders, yet they scream like stuck pigs when the NSA under the 0bama regime spies on them.
The “why” is obvious: to “out” the permit holders and try to make them social pariahs, in pursuance of the “progressive” jihad against gun owners.
The AP is merely another branch of the Progressive/Dem’s info gathering and propoganda spewer....State-Run-Media has the fools who listen to them indoctrinated into thinking the “News” is actually factual.
As far as I’m concerned the Associated Press is a foreign entity even though it has its headquarters in the United States. It long ago ceased being an American organization.
They have no right to information just because they ask for it. They are our outright enemies IMO.
Investigate MuckRock News and why this is their business!
Where in the Constitution does it say that our weapons must be “registered”?
This government can go to Hell.
A group of concealed weapon permit holders in Montana need to meet and have a little “talk” with this scumbag Matt Gouras.
Here in Maine, The Bangor Daily News tried to pull this stunt earlier this year and attempted to obtain a list of concealed weapons permit holders in Maine for “research purposes.”
It created a firestorm, and both republicans and democrats joined forces in the legislature and quickly passed a bill making it illegal to divulge the names and other personal information about concealed carry Maine citizens. Our republican governor signed the bill.
And we thought 1945 was the end of the Nazi era. The pigs at AP are part of the new Gestapo.
They always pushed their agenda spiking and misrepresenting stories to suit their leftist political agenda.
It is only now that we have the new media to catch and call them on their lies and misinformation.
As soon as the MSM folks obtain and publicize a list of al of its folks who have carry permits 9or even own guns), we will consider giving them the phone book so they can do further “research”.
AP reporter Matt Gouras is a ComDem Activist.
I suspect he has run for cover.
The locals should expose the B_tard.
This is a pretty clear call. The most these scoundrels can claim is a “public interest” in revealing that information. But this does not balance at all with the “actual harm” caused to these people by the public release of their information.
However, the best bet is for the state to “go Arizona”, and invalidate the need for *any* CWP for a person who may legally own a gun. This works very well in Arizona, and would almost certainly work very well in Montana, plus it would save the state and local governments millions of dollars.
(While the gun controllers then point out that Arizona ranks at either 7th or 11th among “gun homicides”, they neglect to mention that 71% of those “gun homicides” are suicides. If suicide is eliminated from the statistics, Arizona has perhaps the *lowest* “gun homicide” rate among the states.
Ironically, there is such a profusion of guns in Arizona that estimates are just guesswork; instead, Arizona compiles statistics on the number of licensed gun dealers (FFL) per capita, which is very high, but at least a manageable number. Scottsdale alone has 4.5 license holders for every 10,000 residents.)
Any reporter asks for and somehow gets my information they can expect a personal visit by me where I will be asking them point blank what they intend to do with that information. I will make my “interview” of him / her as uncomfortable as possible.
Our sheriff has stated publicly and on the record he will destroy the database of cc permits before he would let it be turned over to anyone outside his office.
The MSM freely and actively promotes and abets a campaign of social terrorism against conservatives, especially gun owners and Christians.
I object strictly as a matter of privacy, it’s none of their business and it’s my “Right to Keep and Bear”.