To put this plainly, the Leftist media hopes to accomplish (in the event that they do in fact follow through with the plan) two very simple things by this proposal:
1 - Cause homes owned by individuals who have pistol carry permits to be targeted for burglaries - or even worse, home invasions. As criminals need to acquire their firearms illegally, they will pay good money for stolen ones.
2- Cause individuals who posses permits to carry pistols to consider canceling their permits to get their names removed from the database. They same principle applies to individuals who are considering applying for carry permits - the originators if this scheme hope that many will prefer to avoid the trouble of being on the database in the first place.
I will say this much - if, God forbid, my house is attacked, and ensuing police investigations reveal that my home was targeted precisely due to the fact that my address was obtained as a result of research of this proposed database, a lot of people will be personally sued for an astronomical amount of money. Criminals often do talk, especially if they are working to get a softer criminal charge or a cut on their prison sentence.
This is a new twist to and old tactic of the Left in the United States; under the guise of public safety, point out to the criminals the People from whom they can expect to acquire a firearm by burglary and theft or outright robbery.
Leftists detests any order in society that does not have its origin with them, and the best method of creating disorder in by proxy.
In an attempt to create enough disorder to justify a full takeover of the nation's economy, the Spanish "Republicans" unleashed anarchists in a wave of horrific violence. The result was a backfire of nationalist reaction and the Spanish Civil War. Early Russian and American Leftists for example, were also in bed with anarchists, which demonstrates that the anarchist is by nature less of a thinking creature than are atheists - no system demands more permanent government control than Marxism or any of its related "ism's. The anarchists in these cases were to be finished off once they have accomplished what the Leftists needed. In the case of Spain, once the Civil War began and anarchists had lost their value, they were largely and often violently suppressed by the Spanish Left.
The American Left prefers to utilize the criminal element to do their dirty work. The enormous problem of black-on-black and black-on-white crime in the US is not ignored by the media, but covered up altogether. The extremely rare cases of modern-day white-on-black crime, however are magnified and sensationalized. In the event that none are readily available, they create one and beat the dead horse until the stick breaks, as was the case with the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Also covered up is the scale of violent crime committed by gangs of Latin-Americans who operate as if they don't even exist in the eyes of the leftist media in the US.
Along with this comes a deliberately-staged chorus of howls against privately-owned firearms, "stand-your-ground laws, uses of any amount of force to defend oneself, and - most insidiously, any talk or other coverage of the problem of violent crime in our nation.
Foment as much disorder and fear as possible to justify the crackdown on all who fear legal consequences.
"A national newspaper chain with nearly 100 publications and 1.6 million readers is considering building “state-by-state databases” on concealed weapons permit holders, according to an internal e-mail.
The plan, laid out in an email from a top editor at North Carolina-based Civitas Media, could be similar to a controversial project a New York state newspaper carried out in 2012 which included an online map that identified gun owners in two counties by name and address. Civitas' database project was detailed the plan in a Jan. 19 e-mail to newsrooms in 11 states, including Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
The newest project "examines the explosion of ‘conceal and carry’ gun permits across the U.S.,” wrote Jim Lawitz, Civitas’ director of content, in an e-mail first obtained by the Buckeye Firearms Association. “Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon.”............
Civitas Media, according to its website, employs more than 1,400 people and publishes 35 daily and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.
Chad Baus, secretary of the Buckeye Firearms Association, told FoxNews.com he received the email from a confidential source within the company............
The newspaper nevertheless defended the decision to publish the material, obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests...................................
Michael Hammond, legislative counsel for the Gun Owners of America, said he believes Civitas Media will ultimately publish the databases, despite Lawitz’s statement to FoxNews.com.
“Why would a newspaper chain go to the trouble of compiling a list if they had no interest in publishing it?” he said. “Isn’t that what newspapers do? It’s clear that this newspaper chain doesn’t intend to do [gun owners] good.”........."