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Newspaper Conglomerate Considers Database of Gun Owners
The Daily Caller ^ | 24Jan2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 01/24/2014 7:18:35 AM PST by Toadman

A U.S. newspaper conglomerate has considered building state-by-state databases of people who have the right to carry concealed firearms.

Civitas Media, which owns 88 newspapers in 12 states and more than 100 total publications, is planning to use public records requests to build their databases, according to an internal Civitas email obtained by the Buckeye Firearms Association in Ohio.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guncontrol
I searched but didn't find any other postings related to this.

Perhaps Mr. Jim Lawitz wouldn't mind if his personal information and those of his employees were posted in an online database.

1 posted on 01/24/2014 7:18:35 AM PST by Toadman
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To: Toadman

I hope that a class action suit follows...


3 posted on 01/24/2014 7:20:49 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Toadman
people who have the right to carry concealed firearms.

Wouldn't that be every U.S. citizen?

4 posted on 01/24/2014 7:21:00 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Toadman

If Lawitz goes through with this, his house & directions to it will be posted on the internet within the hour.


5 posted on 01/24/2014 7:21:36 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Toadman

Fight fire with fire.

Conservatives should post a list of registered Democrats (in states that require party affiliation) and identify it as a list of wusses who probably don’t own guns to make things easier for thieves, etc. who want easy targets.


6 posted on 01/24/2014 7:23:59 AM PST by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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To: elcid1970

And direct action should attend to that information accordingly.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 7:26:18 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Toadman

Some County Sheriffs don’t make that data available to anybody.....{;^)


8 posted on 01/24/2014 7:27:07 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Toadman
Centrally located in Davidson, N.C., Civitas Media encompasses more than 100 publications, many of which have served their communities for more than a century. Civitas, Latin for “community” or citizen” is a union of four media entities formerly known as Heartland Publications, Freedom Central, Impressions Media and Ohio Community Media. Civitas, which employs more than 1,400 associates across 11 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, publishes 35 daily, 28 weekend editions and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.
9 posted on 01/24/2014 7:28:36 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Civitas Media newspapers are easily identified on their web page.

In Missouri, the Sedalia Democrat is a Civitas paper...

10 posted on 01/24/2014 7:33:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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11 posted on 01/24/2014 7:33:16 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Toadman

How about compiling a list of anyone who has AIDS? That would actually be beneficial.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 7:34:00 AM PST by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Toadman

How about a database of addresses for liberal reporters?


13 posted on 01/24/2014 7:34:19 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Toadman
Newspaper Conglomerate Considers Database of Gun Owners

There is only one reason to do this, and it isn't just for the harassment of law abiding citizens.

5.56mm

15 posted on 01/24/2014 7:38:12 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
The suggestion that they won't publish rings a bit hollow. Why would a newspaper do research if not for future publication ?
16 posted on 01/24/2014 7:44:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Toadman

Posting them on billboards, “less advantaged” neighborhoods, would be more effective.


17 posted on 01/24/2014 7:52:49 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Toadman

That’s just stupid.

“Hey Jim. If they publish this list and your name’s on it, why would that scare you?”

“Scared. I got a gun. I ain’t scared”


18 posted on 01/24/2014 7:54:20 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Toadman
Also print a list of every person who has used their 4th Ammendement right and obtained an abortion.
19 posted on 01/24/2014 7:54:30 AM PST by Buffalo Bob
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To: Toadman
Perhaps Mr. Jim Lawitz wouldn't mind if his personal information and those of his employees were posted in an online database.

Without too much effort, I have just found the address, phone numbers and other personal information about Civitas Media's president, Michael Bush (also his wife and at least one of his grown kids).

You can find a lot of people's addresses and relatives online.

I have even been able to find MSNBC star Chris Matthews' home address online.

And I have found them all doing free searches on Google. And for a few bucks, you can get a lot more info.

20 posted on 01/24/2014 7:56:52 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Flavious_Maximus

How about compiling a list of anyone who has AIDS? That would actually be beneficial.
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Fat chance.
“They” are allowed to work in kitchen areas of private/public facilities,
AND
Basically even have it so if they are in an accident and EMS/Police put on gloves it is considered ‘disrespectful’ and, naturally, suable.

The lawyers have made it so it is impossible for the ‘average Joe’ to assist in a traffic accident, break up an armed robbery as we are getting closer to YOU or YOUR FAMILY have to be in personal danger even the ‘Knock Out Gangster’ are shooting proof as (if interpret the way ‘they’ want it) once they hit you and run away, “You are no longer in danger”
The ONLY chance you have at ‘shooting’ one of the MF’s is if he/she hangs around to ‘kick you’ or do further damage and you shoot him in the act.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 7:58:55 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Toadman

And if someone dies due to the information publically shared...


22 posted on 01/24/2014 7:59:23 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: G Larry

The sherrif of my county in NC sent out letters to all CCW holders that he WILL NOT give out that information.

And he’s a (bluedog) democrat.


23 posted on 01/24/2014 8:02:50 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Toadman

88 newspapers? That’s only one per county here in Ohio. You may have saved someone some ammo and messes to clean up. Just wondering Mr. Lawitz, how do you feel about wetbacks?


24 posted on 01/24/2014 8:05:18 AM PST by Rannug
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To: Toadman

The media is the very first.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 8:06:59 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: elcid1970

“If Lawitz goes through with this, his house & directions to it will be posted on the internet within the hour.”

Why wait? Do it now with every one of his employees. They will complain and turn on their employer.

Pre-emptive strikes is how you beat rats.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 8:07:22 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Excellent point!


27 posted on 01/24/2014 8:08:44 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Better to publish the list of Civitas papers in every state.
They live and die based on their advertisers’ money.

The merchants should be made aware...


28 posted on 01/24/2014 8:12:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Toadman

These tools, can’t even get the picture right to go with their story. That man appears to be openly carrying.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 8:13:26 AM PST by defconw (Cibco's my spouse)
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To: M Kehoe
Time to get a roster of all of their employees, complete with address, phone number(s), relatives and relative’s relatives.
30 posted on 01/24/2014 8:22:10 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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Good afternoon guy, I hope you are doing well.

Time to get a roster of all of their employees, complete with address, phone number(s), relatives and relative’s relatives.

Yep, and it is not hard to do.

5.56mm

31 posted on 01/24/2014 8:25:23 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Pecos

You could threaten to publish the names and salaries of top gov’t employees.....those who make over 50,000 dollars.

And as someone already suggested, voters names and addresses are public info. Publish the Dems


32 posted on 01/24/2014 8:25:49 AM PST by ncpatriot
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To: Toadman

This indirectly raises another point.

Several federal government agencies are obviously trying to compile databases of gun owners, despite this generally being unlawful. Once conservatives control congress and hopefully the office of the POTUS, there needs to be a systematic purge, not just of these databases, but of those individuals involved in compiling them.

With intent to criminally prosecute them.

While the Republicans foolishly agree to accept such horrors, on the grounds that *they* can use them wisely or to a good purpose. The truth is that evil begets only evil. They can no more use a malignant tumor for some “good” purpose than can anyone else.

It needs to be gone, every bit of it.


33 posted on 01/24/2014 8:43:02 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Maceman

Everyone in Arizona has the right to carry concealed. Does that make it easy for them to build their “database” or pointless.


34 posted on 01/24/2014 8:43:13 AM PST by lrdg
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To: Toadman

These bastards need to fear going to work.


35 posted on 01/24/2014 8:56:03 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Flavious_Maximus

“How about compiling a list of anyone who has AIDS? That would actually be beneficial.”

As unsecure as the Obamacare website is, that might not be hard to do.


36 posted on 01/24/2014 8:56:57 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: Toadman

“What difference does it make?” If you have a CCL your already on the LEO’s list so why shouldn’t everyone else know too? And those background checks, the government erases those (wink, wink, nod, nod).


37 posted on 01/24/2014 10:31:36 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Toadman

Civitas translates as subject in context. Very appropriate for a commie rag.


38 posted on 01/24/2014 11:39:21 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Toadman
Media Conglomerate Compares Gun Owners To Heroin Addicts, Wants To Compile List Of CHL Owners

http://www.mrconservative.com/2014/01/31057-media-conglomerate-compares-gun-owners-to-heroin-addicts-wants-to-compile-list-of-chl-owners/

Jim Lawitz

39 posted on 01/24/2014 11:51:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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