FLASHBACK: Rush Limbaugh praises Buckeye Firearms Assoc. response to Sandusky Register
[Editor's Note: As the nation continues to mark the passing of talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh, we thought we'd republish this 2007 article documenting the time Rush covered Buckeye Firearms Association's efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of news media publishing lists of concealed handgun license-holders' names. Godspeed Rush!]
On Friday, July 6, 2007, America's #1 talk radio host notified his national audience about the actions Buckeye Firearms Association has taken in response to the privacy-invading actions by the Sandusky Register.
From the transcript, which can be viewed at RushLimbaugh.com:
RUSH: A friend of mine sent me a note about a story going on in Sandusky, Ohio. It's a big issue there. A newspaper published all 2700 people in the community with a concealed carry permit. This, of course, made the fur fly, and the gun people there, the pro-gun people there got information on the newspaper editor, where he lives, everything about him, and they published that in their publications, in Sandusky, Ohio -- and that's the way to fight this stuff!
You know, journalists give out people's privacy and so forth -- and these are not public people. These are just 2700 people with concealed carry permits. These are not public people. Some of them might be, I don't know, but most of them are just average citizens. So here comes every bit of information on them, their names and so forth and so on, and you go tell the journalist, "How would you feel if everything about you was exposed?"
"Well, I'm just a journalist! I just convey the news. I'm an innocent bystander."
"No, you're not."
They can't handle it. When they come under the same scrutiny that they scrutinize everybody else with, that does cause the fur to fly.
Continuing Coverage of the Sandusky Register matter: