A North Carolina television station, WRAL-TV, report on concealed-weapons that included a searchable database has a gun-rights organization launching a campaign against the reporter and his supervisors and applied pressure to the station’s advertisers, reported th Raleigh News & Observerer.
A searcher looking at a particular town or city will see the streets where gun-permit holders live but won’t see the name or specific address of the permit holder. When their effort to have the site taken down failed, a gun-rights group turned to his organization’s email alert network, asking 50,000 people to deliver a message to the investigative reporter who posted the information, his bosses, and the station’s advertisers.
The gun-rights group posted informationabout the reporter culled from websites and social media sites, including photos of the reporter’s wife and children.
To read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/25/2218895/gun-rights-group-pressures-tv.html