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Journalists Should Decide Pistol Permit Disclosure Policy

May 10, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: I would like to give an opinion on the April 18 article headlined “Privacy of owning weapons debated....

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Maddog80

May-10-13 4:09 AM

Thank you for your service in such a difficult era. However I feel that most journalists have one thing in mind selling more papers. Even at the expense of privacy of the citizens. If publishing a list or map of pistol permit holders will sell a few more rags and create a buzz around the paper, someone will do it. Sure the supreme court may back up the citizens' latent right to privacy but by then the damage is done.

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sonoma

May-10-13 4:26 AM

In theory the write may be correct but in theory using that standard there is nothing to be gained by doing so.

The problem is the media has been less than truthful in promoting an anti gun stance and appears willing to violate any journalistic standard necessary to mislead the public on the issue.

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50s4ever

May-10-13 6:16 AM

"Journalists" have way too much protection, and way too little scruples.

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Seadog

May-10-13 8:40 AM

"I really don't think we need a new law to protect pistol permit holders. I think journalists should review the "Journalist's Creed" and then decide if this information would be a public service and in the best interest of the readers"

How about publishing the names of pedophiles, ex-cons, rapists, or anyone with a prison record? Doesn't that serve the public's right to know and do more of a public service than letting the people know who has a pistol permit?

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Overdrive

May-10-13 4:30 PM

Journalism and what was expected and tolerated has changed a lot since that creed was written. Unfortunately, things are purely profit driven nowadays.

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FedUpL8ly

May-10-13 4:32 PM

I think if the press really wanted to start performing an important public service, the press should start printing lists of names and addresses of all illegal immigrants who've been detained by law enforcement and then turned loose on our streets. How about a national statistical compilation of American citizens killed by illegal immigrants. Colorado went through voter registration rolls in the 2010 election. They found over 11,000 illegal immigrants registered to vote and that over 5,000 actually voted. How about the press publishing their names and why don't we have all politicians calling for mandatory deportation for any illegal immigrant who registers to vote anywhere in the United States.

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FedUpL8ly

May-10-13 4:39 PM

Overdrive, I disagree that profit is the most important motive. Our local paper is part of the McClatchey chain out of California. They have lost so many subscribers due to their liberal ideology, they actually appear in the community giving away free newspapers to show a greater circulation than what they really have. If they printed the news in an even manner, they would have many more subscribers and thus a greater profit. Ideology trumps profit and I say this after having confidential conversations with two employees of this same paper.

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Overdrive

May-10-13 5:35 PM

@FedUp Yes, I could see that. I guess my point is that it's not journalistic integrity anymore.

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50s4ever

May-11-13 6:25 AM

Agree w/fedup and overdrive. Journalism is just a protected tool for advancing an ideology and furthering one's career these days. The country shows it. Actors are the most trusted in America? Good God!

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carlaw

May-11-13 6:27 AM

FedUpL8ly great blog! You said it all.

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Jhwinnyc

May-11-13 6:39 AM

There you go again, FedUp. Scott Gessler, Colorado Secretary of State (a Republican, BTW), repeated that big lie in front of a Congressional Committee at the time the GOP was trying to suppress voter turnout. But guess what? His office investigated those supposed 5,000 illegal voters and, oops, couldn't find anyone who voted illegally and quietly dropped the search.

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50s4ever

May-11-13 10:10 AM

Quietly like the women in Ohio double voting for Obama...one a nun? ID isn't suppression anymore than profiling is discrininatory. But it might put a kink in your ideological advancement.

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GioAllie

May-11-13 12:54 PM

these righties keep tossing IT against the wall, hoping something will stick--------but IT doesn't.

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GioAllie

May-11-13 1:07 PM

"liberal ideology?" Have you folks taken the time to research the endorsement history of this paper? Recently, Romney, paladino, city,county and other state candidates........

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GioAllie

May-11-13 1:21 PM

this paper is owned -I believe-by Ogden Press, W.V. I had no idea of their affiliation in any way with McCatchy News Paper Co.

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GioAllie

May-11-13 1:38 PM

the "liberal ideology" "insult" is from fedupl8ly........

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Jhwinnyc

May-11-13 4:09 PM

Hey, Lone, I do sometimes (rarely) agree with you. The NYC proposal to allow non-citizens to vote is insane and won't get anywhere. Meanwhile, please stop just copying and pasting Wikipedia when you want to make a point.

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Jhwinnyc

May-11-13 4:13 PM

Meanwhile, what's up with the PJ? No editorial nor new letters to the editor today?

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FedUpL8ly

May-11-13 7:02 PM

To JHW in NYC, who is on record as saying those findings were false and what source is on record as saying it was all a lie. I would appreciate your specific answer as I got my info from John Fund, a respected and published author on voter fraud. Did you hear it on MSNBC, a channel that has a lot of viewers in NYC. Maybe you heard it on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. A comedy show that a great many liberals quote as their primary source of news. I hope the P-J asks a question about the Benghazi whistleblowers' testimony before Congress. We'll be able to judge the sources that are used by some of the commenters on this website.

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carlaw

May-12-13 6:44 AM

The title of this letter doesn't match the content. They need to get a new title writer. You must be able to grasp the main idea of the letter to come up with a proper title. It doesn't fit.

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GioAllie

May-12-13 7:04 AM

John Fund? Why not Michelle Malkin or-----------

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Jhwinnyc

May-12-13 7:30 AM

Well, FedUp, I actually went to the source and got the straight info from the Colorado Secretary of State's office. And as for getting your information from John Fund, I'm not sure how you came to the conclusion he's "respected." Because he shows up on Fox before and after every election screaming "voter fraud"?

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GioAllie

May-12-13 9:18 AM

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.......

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50s4ever

May-12-13 10:54 AM

I suppose you would prefer someone at the top of your list of respect. like.."At this point what does it matter" Clinton. The left's great white hope,

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GioAllie

May-12-13 12:53 PM

50's person--it would help in this discussion if you quoted Hillary accurately and in context--of course that was not your intention, was it? By the way, has fox advised you that Hillary is NOT a journalist?

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