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Thread: Apropos Roanoke Times debacle; Sheriff sues state over gun permits

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    http://www.chroniclet.com/2007/04/12...r-gun-permits/

    John Lott comments at http://johnrlott.tripod.com/...

    Ohio Sheriff sues to stop Right-to-Carry group from getting names of permit holders

    This is a weird case, but it seems as if the sheriff is upset about having to provide the names of permit holders to one of the groups that fought for right-to-carry laws. Presumably the group is asking for the names so that they can organize permit holders (fund raising, fight for legislation, etc.). Unlike the mainstream media that has made the names of permit holders public, it is doubtful that the right-to-carry group has that intention.

    I have two thoughts on this:

    1) If the right-to-carry group runs a website or has a newsletter, I don't see how they couldn't be defined as a journalists.

    2) I doubt that the sheriff would have brought the suit to stop a "real" media organization from getting these names.

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    Well, the answer to this one is very clear. All journalists should be required to obtain training, pass a test, be fingerprinted, submit to background checks, and apply for permits before they can publish.

    That way we will know who and where these people are. After all this is a public safety issue, and "reasonable regulation" of free speech is certainly appropriate to protect the public.
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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Well, the answer to this one is very clear. All journalists should be required to obtain training, pass a test, be fingerprinted, submit to background checks, and apply for permits before they can publish.

    That way we will know who and where these people are. After all this is a public safety issue, and "reasonable regulation" of free speech is certainly appropriate to protect the public.
    I was about to jump all over your comment until I started laughing out loud and cursing myself for not getting it sooner.
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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    Well, the answer to this one is very clear. All journalists should be required to obtain training, pass a test, be fingerprinted, submit to background checks, and apply for permits before they can publish.

    That way we will know who and where these people are. After all this is a public safety issue, and "reasonable regulation" of free speech is certainly appropriate to protect the public.
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    Well a smilely face would have ruined the joke.
    "Research has shown that a 230 grain lead pellet placed just behind the ear at 850 FPS results in a permanent cure for violent criminal behavior."
    "If you are not getting Flak, you are not over the target"
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