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fire with fire

Three days later, no response. Granted, they might be busy, but the database is still up and operational… just partially hidden behind pretty graphs and text. Time to level the playing field a little.
This information has undoubtedly been reposted elsewhere, but below is a list of the staff at Commercial Appeal. Using simply their first and last names, city, and zip code (i.e. the same data available on their handgun carry permit database), you can procure the additional data from a variety of online, public, free sources, with minimal effort. I repeat, all of this information is from legal, publicly available sources, and, furthermore, I will delete it all from my webpage once they take down the Commercial Appeal‘s handgun carry permit database. Turnabout is fair play:

Joseph Pepe, President and Publisher
3195 Wetherby Cv S
Germantown, TN 38139

Home Property Tax Information

Steve Tomb, VP of Operations
1846 Wildcreek Cv
Collierville, TN 38017

Phone Unpublished
Home Property Tax Information

Chris Peck, Editor
21 Belleair Dr
Memphis, TN 38104

Home Property Tax Information

Otis Sanford, Editor/Opinion & Editorials
3396 Park Ave
Memphis, TN 38111

Phone Unpublished
Home Property Tax Information

Eric Janssen, VP of Digital Media
8996 Stratfield Cv
Germantown, TN 38139

901-358-7007, Home
901-212-3597, Cell
Home Property Tax Information

Scott Sines, Managing Editor
2136 Wentworth Ln
Germantown, TN 38139

Phone Unpublished
Home Property Tax Information

Daniel Moehle, VP/Chief Financial Officer
3172 Devonshire Way
Germantown, TN 38139

Home Property Tax Information

Karl Wurzbach, VP of Sales and Marketing
3098 Bentwood Run Dr
Collierville, TN 38017

Phone Unpublished
Home Property Tax Information

Robert Jiranek, VP of New Business Development
175 Waring Rd
Memphis, TN 38117

Home Property Tax Information

Bob Pinarski, Advertising Director
3961 Herons Landing Ln
Arlington, TN 38002

Home Property Tax Information

Denise Holman, Manager of Classified Advertising
720 Litty Ct 103
Memphis, TN 38103

Phone Unpublished
Home Property Tax Information

Paul Jewell, Marketing Director
1439 Vance Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

Home Property Tax Information

Part of me honestly hates doing this. But the larger part of me realizes that the staff of the Communist… er… Commercial Appeal are just trying to rationalize, explaion, and qualify their current invasion of Tennessee citizens’ privacy, and it is more than high time for these folks to find out how that shoe fits them. This sentiment was only strengthened after seeing Chris Peck’s idiotic comments:

“The level of uninformed response has been disappointing,” Peck said. “It really defies logic that people say this makes their homes vulnerable to targeting by gun thieves, because first of all, most houses in our community have guns in them that don’t require any registration and thus are not on a public database, and most people in our community don’t have gun-carry permits.

“You have to ask whether somebody who wants a gun would target someone who has a gun and is trained to use it.”

So I guess anyone who has the audacity to disagree with you is “uninformed”, huh? Righto. Way to improve your readership numbers there, jackass. Furthermore, the entire rest of your comments are absolutely and undeniably moronic, and, unlike you, I am going to back up that claim.
First off, it would be interesting to see if you have statistics concerning the firearm ownership numbers in Tennessee, and whether or not your claim of “most houses in our community have guns in them” actually manages to hold water. However, I will be gracious and grant you that point. Now, put yourself in the shoes of a criminal looking to steal a gun – will you go through the trouble of breaking into and searching a house that just might have a firearm in it, or would you instead break into the house down the street that you know has a firearm in it, thanks to your generous database? Furthermore, what does the number of people in a community with handgun carry permits have to do with you invading those people’s privacy, exposing them to possible home invasions and robberies, and helping criminals target them? Or does their small numbers somehow make what you did less wrong? Comforting thought, that.
On a more personal note, what of those people who secured their firearms and their carry permits due to honest threats on their lives? What of the ex-wives/husbands who have protection orders out against their abusive, dangerous ex-husbands/wives, and who understand that a little slip of paper is not going to stop the maniac from hurting/injuring/killing them? What about people who moved to escape an abusive relationship, and now you gave their abusers all the information they would need to find them again? It sickens me that you would intentionally violate these people’s privacy and safety, and not only have no remorse about it, but be disgustingly proud of doing it.
As for your last comment, you would have to be an idiot to say something that outright stupid. Neither firearms nor training are magical shields that somehow protect handgun carry permit holders from crime, or allow those permit holders to beat back criminals with their pinky and an expended cartridge. If a criminal manages to surprise an individual carrying a handgun (thanks to you informing the criminal excatly who is potentially carrying a firearm), the criminal has the upper hand. Surprise is an amazingly powerful tool in combat (as recognized by such great minds as Von Clausewitz and Sun Tzu), and knowing who to attack (thanks to the information you provided criminals throughout Tennessee) is the first step in catching your target off guard and unprepared. And while the following hypothetical situation does not always end poorly for the law-abiding citizen, guess who tends to win when the criminal lands the first blow, courtesy of being able to surprise his target?
How Chris got to be an editor of a newspaper with such an appalling lack of morals and loose grasp of logic … well, actually, it does not surprise me at all. But it speaks volumes as to the quality of his newspaper.
As I said before, and will repeat now, I will take all of this information down as soon as the Commercial Appeal takes down its database of Tennessee handgun carry permit holders. Until they do that, all of this public knowledge will be retained here, in an easily searchable, easily viewable format, because the public has a “right to know” who, exactly, is violating their right to privacy, and who is aiding and abetting criminals. If the staff of the Commercial Appeal has any concerns about this information being posted, they are free to contact me at “linoge (at) wallsofthecity (dot) net”, and I will ignore them as thoroughly as they have been ignoring my emails.
In other news, if you compare the above list to the handgun carry permit holder database, you will come to one of two available conclusions: (1) that none of the staff of the Commercial Appeal possess handgun carry permits, or (b) they edited the database to keep their own information out.
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41 comments to fire with fire

  • spreading the wealth

    Since it is becoming apparent that the staff of the Commercial Appeal does not care about the opinion of the public they are supposedly serving, it is time to take this one step farther – to the people who pay…

  • “I guess anyone who has the audacity to disagree with you is “uninformed”, huh? “
    Of course. We’re just uninformed bitter clingers, consumed by our fears. So saith the One, seconded by the Commercial Appeal.

  • That is pretty much what it boils down to, unfortunately… Little do they know how much they have gotten themselves into, though.

  • another attack on privacy

    It seems as though the Commercial Appeal just cannot stop rationalizing away their “logic” for posting the searchable database of handgun carry permit holders… methinks they dost protest too much. Oh well, it gives me blogfodder, and lets me flex…

  • commercial fisking

    *headdesk* It seems as though the Commercial Appeal (and, more specifically, its editor – Chris Peck) cannot stop putting up half-assed rationalizations for their handgun carry permit holder database. Once more into the fisking breach I go. Misundersta…

  • comment autocracy

    To all those individuals who would like to leave comments at the Commercial Appeal concerning their invasion of private, law-abiding citizens’ privacy by publishing a database of handgun carry permit holders, and especially at their most recent editori…

  • breaking out the heavy machinery

    If you want to find out what information the all-knowing, all-seeing internet has on you and people you know, Taxing Tennessee has a listing of search engines that will help you do just that. Unsurprisingly, given my frequent moves over…

  • commercial update

    In response to the public hue and cry concerning their privacy-invading database, the Commercial Appeal did not take it down… no… they went and updated it. Their numbers are slightly more believable this time around, claiming 219,245 entries as of…

  • call to calm

    In regards to the privacy-invading database that the Commercial Appeal has put up on their webpage, a lot of things have been said by both sides of the debate; however, one thing came through very loud, and very clear -…

  • David Jones

    Not only did the Commercial Appeal grossly thumb their nose at the privacy of law abiding citizens! They still don’t have the honesty or bravery to share their true motivations for doing so. Now the Knoxville Sentinel, also a Scripps owned rag, has published a direct link to the Commercial Appeal’s
    searchable database!
    Here is one Peck’ism from last Sundays article where he gives his rationale for the database:
    “Business owners might use the list to create leads” Duh!
    I am writing State Representatives and I am boycotting key advertisers such as First Tennessee Bank.

  • I understand that the Knoxville News Sentinel has taken down the link – I could be wrong, though.
    In any case, the motivations for this database are relatively clear – it started as a byproduct of an article they were doing on felons accidentally being approved for permits by the state (8 out of over 15,000 – not a bad failure rate). Then, they forgot about it. Then someone noticed it, saw what it did, and understandably went ballistic. The reason the Commercial Appeal keeps it up now is because it has turned into a hot-button issue that has garnered them a great deal of attention and publicity, and there is no such thing as bad publicity.
    However, the two things you have done are the only sure-fire methods we have left of convincing them to take down the database – if it becomes illegal, or if it costs them money, we can be reasonably sure they will remove it. I have done the same, and thanks for doing so.

  • Every commie newswhore in the country should be listed. We’re probably going to need to know soon.
    Don’t understand? Start here:
    Then share and prepare.

  • While it would be easier to categorize all journalists the same, not all of them are nearly as dastardous as the ones at the Commercial Appeal. Furthermore, not all of them have put up databases concerning individuals who own and carry firearms.
    One target at a time, lest we become a little too overzealous and lose track of who our enemies are.

  • emotional editorial

    Since the staff at the Commercial Appeal has seen fit to suspend my commenting account at their site without provocation, warning, or explanation, I will have to post my comments concerning their most recent emotionally-driven editorial here (with some…

  • a response, of sorts

    To the First Tennessee Bank’s credit, they did, indeed, get back to me, after my email to them a while back, and their more-recent “we will get back to you” email concerning their advertisements at the Commercial Appeal (and, yes,…

  • push the hot button

    Like I have said repeatedly, the staff of the Commercial Appeal have found a hot-button issue with their privacy-invading database of handgun carry permit holders, and, by God, they are going to pound the gos-se out of that button and…

  • one is not like the rest

    Today saw yet another idiot who just happened to have a handgun carry permit murder another citizen for no good reason. Let me make myself perfectly clear – what this man did was unconscionable, unacceptable, and completely unwarranted, and he…

  • three steps closer

    Possibly one step back. At any rate, pro-rights activists here in Tennessee can officially claim their first victory: The House Criminal Practice Subcommittee approved three of four bills recommended earlier by a special study committee. The three that…

  • once more into the breach (again)

    Crap on a crutch… the staff of the Commercial Appeal just cannot keep their mouths shut: Martino Johnson, charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Terrelle Beasley this week after a minor traffic accident, held a Tennessee-issued pe…

  • grain of salt

    Since the staff of the Commercial Appeal banned my commenting account there without warning, justification, or notification (this paper is as much a champion of the First Amendment as it is the Second – in a word, “not”), I have…

  • proliferation

    I find it somewhat ironic that the shortest month of the year is also my most prolific, and that it received the highest amount of traffic, ever, for my website. I guess I should thank the staff of the Commercial…

  • calling in backup

    I suppose I should be thankful, in some manner, that the most-recent article from the Commercial Appeal concerning their privacy-invading database of handgun carry permit holders is an actual news story, rather than just another editorial. Granted, it …

  • commercial appeal compilation

    (I tried to make an independent, non-dated “page” containing this information, but I seem to have broken that aspect of my weblogging engine. I will strive to keep this page updated as best I can, so feel free to refer…

  • and the bias meter pegs out

    Even when just trying to report the news, the staff at the Commercial Appeal cannot bother to rid themselevs of their anti-Second-Amendment tendencies, or silence their opposition to people being lawfully capable of defending themselves. Bills allowing…

  • moving forward (slightly)

    Once again, the Commercial Appeal tries to report the news, although this time, their obvious anti-Second-Amendment, anti-self-defense, and anti-rights bias is not quite as evident. Bills allowing people licensed to carry guns to take them into state a…

  • the bigots speak again

    *sigh* It seems as though the staff at the Commercial Appeal cannot even go a weekend without further rationalization and bigotry. Figures. Once more into the breech, my good friends. Some encouraging signs appeared last week that the rush to…

  • at least they admit it

    Mainstream media is moving more and more progressively to the left? And they are just doing it for the popularity, readers, viewers, and page views? Say it ain’t so. I guess attention whores are attention whores, whether they work for…

  • guess it finally nuked the fridge

    I am not entirely sure if this is going to help or hurt the cause of the handgun carry permit holders concerned about the Commercial Appeal’s privacy-invading database: .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url(‘http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral…

  • guilt by association

    Do you want to know the best part about the Commercial Appeal’s privacy-invading database of handgun carry permit holders? Here we are, almost a month after this whole froofera hit the public scene, and the staff of the Commercial Appeal…

  • conflation and association

    And, predictably, the Commercial Appeal sinks to a new low, now attempting to conflate law-abiding, private handgun carry permit holders with the murderer in Alabama. Of course, given that the Commercial Appeal was already associating handgun carry per…

  • trying for more justification

    Another day, another rationalization by the Commercial Appeal to defend their privacy-invading database of handgun carry permit holders. Kiandre Sims was well armed the night he kicked in a back door and sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Carrying a…

  • almost there

    Surprisingly, today’s gem from Richard Locker, the Commercial Appeal’s leading anti-firearms journalist, was impressively devoid of rampant hoplophobia, pants-shitting hysterics, and other idiocies he has indulged in previously. Mayhap there is hope af…

  • the same old tune

    Just as Richard Locker takes significant strides towards simply reporting the news without bias or agenda, the editorial staff of the Commercial Appeal goes and makes up for his progress with yet another bigoted diatribe. Open government advocates were…

  • honesty is (apparently) overrated

    Wow. I have to admit to being somewhat impressed. It would appear as though the Commercial Appeal somehow managed to go over a full week without putting up another hoplophobic, anti-rights editorial. At least it gives me something to write…

  • in the right direction

    It seems as though my natural right to privacy my be reinforced shortly: A proposal to close public access to the database of state-issued permits to carry loaded handguns is headed for vote in the Tennessee Senate. … The panel…

  • … and a side of hollow-points

    Amazingly enough, HB0962 was approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives, and is currently headed to the Senate for their vote. Doubly-amazingly, it made it out of the house with almost no idiotic amendments being attached to it, with the…

  • sore losers

    Just after Richard Locker does a fairly good job reporting on the facts, and just the facts, of the passage of HB0962, the editorial staff of the Commercial Appeal decides to go and counterbalance this attempt at honest journalism. Why…

  • keep on rollin’

    As per their standard modus operandi, the Commercial Appeal just cannot keep its pages bare of irrational hoplophobia. The first instance of further bigoty and bias from the staff of the Commercial Appeal does not even merit linking, considering it…

  • no agenda here

    Given their silence on the topic for the past few weeks, I guess I should not be surprised that Chris Peck and the rest of the editorial staff of the Commercial Appeal are back at their old bigoted hijinks. ]…

  • two for the price of one

    In an amazing double-victory, HB0962 (the bill to allow handgun carry permit holders to carry their firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol) made it out of committee with no restrictions on it, and HB0959 (the bill to keep handgun carry…

  • logical fallacies ‘r’ us

    Of all the specious and outright idiotic arguments put forward by the editorial staff of the Commercial Appeal concerning the new legislation to allow law-abiding handgun carry permit holders to carry their firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol,…