Des Moines, Iowa paper publishes over 5,000 names of gun permit holders.

A list of nearly 5,200 names of gun permit owners…

A list of nearly 5,200 names of gun permit owners in Des Moines, Iowa was published on Thursday in the Des Moines CityView paper, sparking privacy concerns among the residents. In the article titled “Who’s Packing” the names of those who filed for a gun permit under the new Iowa gun law are listed in alphabetical order.

“With nearly 5,200 applications to carry already this year, it’s safe to say that plenty of people, including your neighbors and friends, are now “packing heat.” Cityview author Jared Curtis wrote before naming all the residents.

The article was published in both the weekly print edition and online.

The publication of this information has put law-abiding citizens in harm. In a recent article in Newsmax magazine John Stossel wrote of a similar situation in Illinois. State attorney general Lisa Madigan came under fire earlier this month for wanting to release the names of gun owners in the entire state.

Source: Joe Brooks for Wireupdate.com.

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  • Gene

    The DesMoines RedStar strikes again…the mentality of the left sinks lower and lower.
    It’s okay for the left to harass and try to intimidate those that they politically disagree with but they will cry “rights and constitutional protection” for those that break the law that share their political beliefs..the blatant hypocrisy is disgusting.

  • General Jim M

    There should be no list to begin with.Anyone should be able to own and carry a gun.If you are stopped by the police and you are a felon with a gun,you get arrested. If the police computer comes back and youre clean,they give you back your firearm.I know plenty of cops who shouldn’t have guns,guys on power trips,they kinds of guys who want to dominate people and who treat no one respectfully.Gun lists and permit lists can to easily be put together with GPS coordinates of gunopwners homes in the event of a nationwide government gun grab.

  • Re Jim Johnson….I grew up in Kansas and Oklahoma…I know there are great Patriots in Iowa…MY REMARKS WERE FOCUSED AT THE MARXIST, COMMUNIST, LEFTIST FALSE RULING ELITE WHO POPULATE THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IN DESMOINES AND THE YELLOW JOURNALIST WHO PUBLISHED PRIVATE INFORMATION ABOUT PRIVATE CITIZENS. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THEY PUBLISHED A LIST OF THE LOCAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD ABORTIONISTS IN IOWA….HOW MANY DEAD BABIES DID THEY KILL? ARE THEIR NAMES PROTECTED BY LAW IN IOWA?

  • Hazekamp

    When certain leftist elements and groups of the media publish this kind of information they are trying to accomplish who knows what in the end. All they know is that they generally disagree with citizens carrying firearms, whether concealed or not, and that something inflammatory is needed to print and shove in the faces of those with whom they disagree. People of this instigatory mentality are part of the problem, not the solution.

  • General Jim M

    There’s always tarring and feathering,it worked before.

  • Kurt

    Dear Mr. Bad Guy:

    Check the Des Moines CityView paper to protect yourself against encontering an armed citizen before you rape, pillage and plunder in Des Moines.

    PS: The CityView publishers are wealthy, unarmed, and you can find their address on the internet easy now. EOM

  • mac

    never take a knee to these spineless pricks on the left …if an Iowan is gonna carry grab a “draco” ak (pistol) fellas we in Ohio know how to walk softly and carry the biggest stick kiss my a…. barry

  • mac

    libtard iowa commie sob s

  • Jim Johnson

    “Col RJ Ingold USMC (Ret) Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 9:47 am
    This is an outrage. IN TEXAS WE WILL PUT YOU IN JAIL FOR REVEALING THIS DATA TO THE PUBLIC”

    Agree with you. But please don’t label all of us in Iowa as Marxists. There’s a whole lot of conservatives here working to change the laws, one step at a time. Just got Shall Issue effective this year. Privacy of records along with a State RTKBA, Constitutional Carry, and other changes are being worked on right now.

  • This is an outrage. IN TEXAS WE WILL PUT YOU IN JAIL FOR REVEALING THIS DATA TO THE PUBLIC…IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO DO SO! THESE ARE LEGAL CITIZENS DOING LEGAL THINGS…WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THIS LEFT WING RAG PUBLISHED THE NAME, RACE, IMMIGRATION STATUS AND CRIME COMMITTED OF FELONS IN IOWA! DES MOINES…IS A CESS POOL OF LIBERALISM, MARXISM, COMMUNISM.

  • Jim Johnson

    Shane Goodman and Michael Gartner own City View, and chose to publish names of 5,200 law-abiding citizens who have a permit to carry.

    Michael Gartner has opposed the 2nd Amendment for years, and thinks only police should own firearms. He would ban all guns if he could.

    Instead, they publish names of permit holders to INTIMIDATE THEM and paint the law-abiding gun owners as the bad guys.

    Criminals now have a list of permit holders in Polk County.

    But criminals also now know who in Polk county does NOT have a permit to carry.

  • That’s just wrong, With his access to newspaper print also comes responsibility!! What’s he trying to do, give thugs and thieves who want to steal guns a shopping list? Theses are honest working folks exercising their legal and lawful right to protect themselves and their families. I’m quite sure if someone was to take out newspaper and internet ads or even write on bathroom walls in seedy parts of town his name and address or the names of his kids and what schools they attended, or his work schedule along with his families he would not appreciate it, He may even find the need to add himself to the list of “plenty of people, including your neighbors and friends, are now “packing heat.” ”

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  • General Jim M

    I still think that the sword is mightier than the pen.Someday people will get sick of the homo commie press.I really don’t feel sorry for the press.They just love to cause trouble for people.Like the two reporters that just got killed in Libya.When trouble started brewing,they threw gas on the fire.they got a lot of people killed.I see nothing wrong with them getting killed in a war zone,especially when they are instigators,who think they are above it all.Find out where the editor of that paper lives and let everyone knows who is responsible if their homes get burgled for their firearms.

  • Eric

    Publishing this information simply shows the mentality of the Left: they just don’t know whom to trust; is it because they – themselves – know they can’t be trusted???