protest action taken; see publisher prove he's an asshat:
"I don't want to step on the First Amendment, but this situation is more sensitive than turning loose someone's name and address," Stewart said. "It comes attached with a handgun."
But Alan Leveritt, publisher of the Arkansas Times, defended the newspaper's move, noting that someone's address can also be found through a variety of means, like voter registration and property tax records.
Hey, leveritt, YOU CAN'T FIND OUT THAT SOMEONE HAS A CARRY PERMIT THROUGH THEIR VOTER CARD, OR TAX RECORDS. And you know it, you cretinous dirtbag.
"All we did was permit the public to access public records and be able to search names to see if there was someone that they needed to be concerned about," Leveritt said.
'Someone that they needed to be concerned about', thus lumping permit holders with child molesters and armed robbers and newspaper publishers and other such scumbags.
But Leveritt emphasized that it's also in the public interest to ensure that dangerous people aren't granted concealed-carry permits.
"The most important thing is to keep these permits from falling into the hands of convicted felons," Leveritt said. "And if that is what you want to do, there is nothing worse that you could do than to hide the names of the people with these permits."
Well, gee, I thought that permit process with the fingerprints and photos and background investigation was supposed to do something about that. I mean, since a convicted felon can't buy, own, possess or use firearms, that kind of disqualifies them from getting a permit(see 'fingerprints' and 'background investigation' above, jackass).
"...nothing worse that you could do..." I can think of worse things. Like you publishing that list because you either
Want to screw over the people with permits,
Want publicity even if you have to screw people over to get it,
Or you're a friggin' carbuncle on the ass of mankind.
Probably all three.