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.
And we thought 1945 was the end of the Nazi era. The pigs at AP are part of the new Gestapo.
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.
in liberal states maybe, but in MT? That is not likely to happen.
Agreed. This is why I do not have a permit!
It goes far beyond "outing" permit holders to make them social pariahs. Providing current addresses on people who have fled an abusive spouse, who have individuals who have made credible and ongoing threats to their well-being, or who have moved to escape stalkers and other freaks, places those individuals and their families at risk.
The crusade to 'socially embarrass' people could lead to their death or the death of their loved ones (or a situation similar to a recently overly reported perpetrator elimination).
At the very least, they would be in possession of a list of firearm owners, which, if published, would provide ready-made burglary targets for those inclined to stake out the residences for an opportunity to steal firearms.
One thing is certain, no good will come of such information in the hands of those who make their living revealing information amidst hype.
That’ll really play well in Montana. Yup. Montanans just hate gun owners./s
Publish the age and address and help the criminals select the oldest, supposedly weakest victims. (Of course there can be surprising exceptions!)
Yeah, but in Montana. A state that is kind of in support of the 2nd Amendment.
I know that a few cities have been invaded by Californians, but I’m thinking that there isn’t too much shame in having a CCW or owning guns in that state.