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Thread: VCDL action item -- putting pressure on FLS to stop publishing of CHPs

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    VA-ALERT 4/13/2007: Here comes the sun, Free Lance-Star!


    Or a good subtitle would be, "Nancy S. Moore, Managing Editor of the
    Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, this is YOUR life!"

    A few weeks ago I spoke to an editor at the Free Lance-Star and told
    him that VCDL was going to use its own First Amendment rights to make
    life miserable for the Free Lance-Star's staff in retaliation for
    printing the names of concealed handgun permit holders and the names
    of the permit holder's street.

    We then stood down, hoping that the Free Lance-Star would simply drop
    the practice.

    Surely they would have enough commonsense to realize that printing
    the names of CHP holders was a bad idea, endangering the lives of
    good people, telling criminals where to get guns.

    But commonsense is in short supply at the FLS as they have just
    printed the names of new concealed handgun permit holders AGAIN! The
    Free Lance-Star has repeatedly drawn first blood on this issue, and
    we are fed up.

    We are going to begin with the private life of Nancy S. Moore (whose
    private information I expect will be fleshed out even more over the
    next couple of weeks). Then we will work our way down the line to
    the other editors and managers of the paper.

    WE ARE READY TO PRESSURE THEIR KEY ADVERTISERS!

    In tandem, we are now prepared to send a MASSIVE email blast from all
    of you (ala the General Assembly type email arrangement) to the
    Chairman and the President of a large Fredericksburg car dealership,
    Rosner Stafford Toyota! There are almost 6,000 of you out there, so
    this should be real interesting for Rosner. ;-)

    As time progresses, we are going to repeat this process for every
    major local business that advertises with either the Free Lance-Star
    or their radio station, WFLS.

    We will continue pressuring the FLS's advertisers, as well as
    publishing more and more personal information about the FLS and
    WFLS's management until FLS stops their practice of printing the
    names and streets of permit holders.

    If they stop, we stop.

    FIRST SEND AN EMAIL TO ROSNER STAFFORD TOYOTA:

    **Remember: WE ARE NOT BLAMING THE CAR DEALERSHIP AT ALL. We are
    only asking for help and leadership!**

    Click on the line below. You can edit the pre-written message or
    just send it as is:

    http://tinyurl.com/28gdhs

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    AND NOW FOR NANCY - Publish far and wide!

    [If you decide to contact Ms. Moore, be firm, but polite]

    The Free Lance-Star has decided that they would like to continue with
    what we at VCDL think is the very bad practice of publishing
    concealed handgun permit holder's names and addresses in their paper.

    Well, we don't want the Free Lance-Star to feel left out of the
    sunshine that they so dearly want to shine on law-abiding citizens,
    so we've decided to start letting the rays of public information
    shine on the paper's staff.

    Today we'll start with Nancy S. Moore, Managing Editor of the Free Lance Star.

    Nancy lives at 314 Princess Anne St. in Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401.

    Her home phone number is 540-373-2973.

    Nancy's house was built in 1826 and is 2,583 square feet. The
    foundation is masonry and the exterior walls are brick/stone.

    Nancy's house has a total of six rooms including 2 bedrooms, two full
    baths and three fireplaces.

    Gee, Nancy. I hope you have inserts in those fireplaces, you wouldn't
    want all the heat going out the chimneys!

    There's a full basement with a total of 720 square feet and the
    finished portion is 540 square feet which leaves 180 square feet
    unfinished.

    Maybe a closet could be added?

    Outside of the fireplaces, the house is heated with natural gas and
    hot water. Sewer is public underground. And, thankfully, Nancy's
    house, which was built in 1826, has been upgraded with
    air-conditioning for those hot summers in Fredericksburg.

    On the financial side, for 1999 the total tax value was $214,000 and
    2007 saw a very small increase to $217,300 (!).

    That reflects a land value of $48,000 and an improvement value of $169,300.

    We've added a picture of Nancy's home for those who might be curious:

    http://www.vcdl.org/FLS/FLS_Nancys_House.jpg

    This is just the start of our campaign of sunshine on the Free Lance
    Star. I expect we'll have more interesting tidbits about Nancy,
    soon.

    In the meantime, we hope you've enjoyed lighting up Nancy's life as
    much as we have!

    ************************************************** *************************
    VA-ALERT is a project of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc. (VCDL).
    VCDL is an all-volunteer, non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to
    defending the human rights of all Virginians. The membership considers the
    Right to Keep and Bear Arms to be an essential human right.

    VCDL web page: http://www.vcdl.org
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    I already sent my e-mail and I added the disclaimer at the bottom (since it's a car dealer and advertising is expensive) that they may not use my contact information for anypurpose other than to reply to this e-mail.

    The last thing we want to do is give them a free 6000 person mailing list to help their advertising!

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    I'm wondering if the AG's latest opinion on the practice would carry any weight in encouraging them to eliminate the practice.

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    Not sure about the AG's opinion. It is just his legal opinion and not a law or court ruling.

    I just sent my email. I made sure to mention that Rosner has serviced one of my families vehicles. And that we are likely to purchase a vehicle from them in the future.
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    I sent my email too... like Bobcav, I didn't want my contact information to be used in a mailing list, so I just omitted specifics for an address. I figured since the content is going to be repeated to them so many times, I was just adding my email to add quantity.

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    BobCav wrote:
    I already sent my e-mail and I added the disclaimer at the bottom (since it's a car dealer and advertising is expensive) that they may not use my contact information for anypurpose other than to reply to this e-mail.

    The last thing we want to do is give them a free 6000 person mailing list to help their advertising!

    Why didn't I think of that BEFORE I sent my e-mail?

    I did modify it a bit. I have browsed there, and made certain to mention it.


    I did post the information to my livejournal page, so a web search on Nancy will pick it up.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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