Diary

Bloomington Indiana Residents With Concealed Firearms Permits...... Your Name And Address Has Been Made Public Courtesy Of The Herald-Times Newspaper.

It’s a paid subscription to see the data……………….

www.heraldtimesonline.com/data/gun_permits

www.heraldtimesonline.com

Here’s the skinny from a friend who lives there………

“Since this came out a few days ago, gunowners here have naturally been going nuts.  The thing is, I think they are going about it the wrong way.  They are calling, writing, and emailing the newspaper.

The newspaper doesn’t care what they think.


They are a liberal paper in a liberal town that is the home of liberal Indiana University.  You step outside the city limits and it’s as conservative as can be for 50 miles in every direction, but that doesn’t matter to them.  They are safe and sound in their little liberal kingdom.  They even hosted an online Q&A session over this topic so they could say live that they didn’t care what we thought.

The effort should be directed at our state legislators.     Every email and phone call to the paper would be better used going to the state reps and senators asking for legislation blocking access to that permit holder data.

So I’m asking you guys to either make sure that’s already the case in your state, or try to make it that way.

Here in Indiana, the State Police issue the carry permits, so they are the source for the info.  So if you don’t know the law on this, I would start by checking with your issuing agency to see if they can give it out.”

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My opinion ?

Biting, snarky realism and projected-image time…. for making a point or two………..
I can add a few very inciting and highly damming comments to this space, but instead, I’m just sitting here wondering how many people on staff at The Bloomington Herald-Times see their names and addresses on that list…….. and what their employer will do to them when realized.

Imagine the ex-spouse of someone on that list – male or female – and the real threat they now stare straight in the eye and fear in their gut because the relationship ended badly and may still be simmering.

….and of course, what about protecting the children from all those big scary-looking other guns that every single one of the Concealed Carry-holders have……. I mean, after all…… Every single one of those purely evil people live in houses full of guns with rooms full of ammunition……… Plus we all know the Concealed Carry people are complete and total raaaaaaaaaaacists.

I’m of the mind that if I was living there and somehow they forgot my name on the list, I’d call up and demand all my info be put there……. “just because”.

Hmmmmmmm If I call up The Indiana State Police would they give me a list of all their undercover people, complete with addresses and maybe even photos ?

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OK, serious time……. HAS ANYBODY AT THAT NEWSPAPER EVER HEARD OF THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY FOR INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS ABIDING BY THE LAW AND MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS ?!?

I know my state’s deal already (Florida), but I’m not going to put it here…… Please do your own research and learn what is going on around you.   Along with that, check into your county’s regulations and definitely your local laws.

Kenny Solomon
Molon Labe………. Molon Labe.