Indiana newspaper hears loud voice of opposition to publishing CCW list

The State of Indiana has had nearly 70 years of quiet and successful experience with a concealed carry law. Unfortunately for Hoosiers, recent battles over public records in Ohio seem to have given a few Indiana journalists bad ideas:

In a recent news story, the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel raided the privacy of concealed handgun license-holders, and "outed" a few high-profile people. Most interstingly, the list included the anti-gun editor of a competing paper - the Ft. Wayne Journal- Gazette's Tracy Warner.

The editors at the News-Sentinel were kind enough to ask their readers if they believed the paper should proceed with plans to make the entire list of Allen Co (IN) CHL-holders available online (something editors at the Columbus Dispatch, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Elyria Chronicle haven't had the courtesy to do!).

The results are in, and 95% of News-Sentinel readers told the paper to trash their idea.

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These Ohio newspapers could care less about women like this in Ohio, much less about your opinion: Rotten Apples and Sour Grapes

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