Judge rules sheriff must release list of concealed handgun licenses

There are 4 comments on the Apr 28, 2008, Oregonlive.com story titled Judge rules sheriff must release list of concealed handgun licenses. In it, Oregonlive.com reports that:

“We were confident all along that concealed weapon permits are public records”

Posted by The Associated Press April 28, 2008 11:07AM Categories: Breaking News The Mail Tribune in Medford has won a court fight over public access to concealed handgun licenses. via Oregonlive.com

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Pam

Walla Walla, WA

#1 Apr 29, 2008
where is our right to privacy? Why do they want this list? What purpose does the mail tribune have for this list of names. The sheriff's dept. knows who we are. It is only a quess, but I believe that 95% of us have never broken the law and may even be more conscience of being law abiding citizen than those that don't carry a permit. The Mail Tribune needs to give it liberal head a shake.
Gene

Medford, OR

#2 May 3, 2008
If this is about the teacher who wanted to carry her concealed weapon to school, why does the paper need a list of other permit holders? They have nothing to do with the teachers request to carry in school. Sounds like a witch hunt to me!!!!!!
Jim

Santa Clara, CA

#3 Nov 12, 2008
This is blatant attempt by liberals in Medford to gain access to our private lives. As long as I don't break the law, I should be secure in my home and possessions and privacy. Frankly, I think that the owners of the Medford Mail Tribune should have their personal video rental records made public.
Andrea

Gresham, OR

#4 Nov 13, 2008
Both my husband and I have recently applied for a concealed weapons permit - and purchased two firearms - because we are so concerned about our own personal security as we get older (upper 50's), and now are usually alone with no other family members in the house.

We are law-abiding citizens, and DO NOT want our personal information (name and address)made available to the people (criminals) that cause us to have to do this! This would now let them KNOW which house to perhaps watch and break into to find more guns to commit more crimes!

We do not want to upset our neighbors, friends & relatives with the knowledge that we may carry protection with us at times.

THIS INFORMATION IS NO-ONE'S BUSINESS.

While it's ironic that we all must resort to a sort of 'arms race' to match what the criminals have even at the joe-citizen level (by the way - that's how we won the cold war, isn't it???), It's also STUPID that we have to fight our own government and other dreamy-eyed idiots to be able to protect ouselves at the same time.

** only YOU are responsible **
** for your own protection **

The police are not there when an assailant is charging at you with criminal intent - or are breaking into your house. Unfortunately, they almost ALWAYS are only able to ask questions, collect evidence, assess situations for broken laws, and build cases for the courts - against *you* too, if you reacted incorrectly during an incident.

Yes, the second ammendment rights must be strengthened, not slowly dissipated over the years as we have seen.

Enforce the exising laws better - and stop making more inept ones that just perpetuate more problems.

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