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Tennessee: Memphis News Site Publishes Tennessee Concealed Carry Permit Holder List

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Call CommercialAppeal.com today and urge them to remove this intrusion on personal information!

 

A Memphis based online news website, CommercialAppeal.com, has posted Tennessee’s right to carry permit holder list online!  CommercialAppeal.com apparently feels that the “public’s right to know” outweighs your right to privacy.  Their irresponsible decision to publish this list has made it easier for criminals to target law-abiding gun owners. 

 

Shockingly when the list was first published, it even included permit holders' home address!  However, bowing to criticism, CommercialAppeal.com removed the address but still included a permit holder’s full name, birth date, city, zip code, and the issue and expiration date of their permit. 

 

To view this list, please click here.

 

Let’s keep the pressure on to have this list removed completely by contacting CommercialAppeal.com IMMEDIATELY, as well as its President and Publisher, Joseph Pepe.

 

CommercialAppeal.com can be reached at (901) 529-2345 or 1-800-444-6397.

 

Joseph Pepe, President and Publisher, 901-529-2205

 

via email by clicking here

 

Also, contact your State Legislators TODAY and respectfully urge them to support concealed carry permit holder confidentiality legislation.    To find contact information for your State Legislators, please click here.

 

To read NRA Chief Lobbyist and Tennessee native Chris Cox’s letter to the Commercial Appeal, please click hereAlso, please vote in the WMCTV.com Memphis web poll located half way down the page at: http://www.wmctv.com/.

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