CNN program on Roanoke Times revealing CCW permit lists
CNN has a VERY good program on the Roanoke Times having "outed" CCW permittees.
The reporter who outed them claimed to have been receiving threats after that, and then that a suspicious package (which turned out to be just what it was labelled, a bunch of DHL shipping lables in a box) had arrived on his doorstep.
Just for more amusement, VCDL got an audio of the reporter's 911 call and the police radio calls thereafter. After searching for the threat reports, they mention that the only reports of his name are as an offender. Here's the audio.
An offender? Did he run someone off the road or something?
Posted by: Sebastian at April 3, 2007 12:52 PM
The sad thing is that he assumes that permit holders would be so quick to send him a bomb just because he published that list. I have yet to meet a concealed carry permit holder that would even think of doing such a thing.
This serves only to further the misdirected stereotype of gun owners as wacko redneck paranoid crazies.
Posted by: Bill at April 3, 2007 03:23 PM
As Karma-licious as it would be to find that he's a serial rapist or something, "offender" probably refers to a traffic "offense" which is an interesting legal class. IANAL, and our host is, so I'm not going to make an ass of myself trying to explain why that is a unique designation. Hint: it's a way for the gov't to get around certain constitutional protections.
At any rate, he got probably got nailed speeding, or genuflecting at a stop sign, etc.
Posted by: bud at April 4, 2007 12:59 PM