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06.06.08 SHERIFF APPEALS ANTI-GUN COURT RULING IN MEDFORD.

JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF FIGHTS BACK

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters has filed an appeal in an attempt to protect the personal information of concealed handgun licensees in his county.

The Medford Mail Tribune, which has repeatedly editorialized against gun owners’ rights, had sought to gain access to all personal information on every license holder in Jackson County. They began seeking this information after learning that teacher Shirley Katz had a CHL and was fighting a school district policy that claimed she gave up her right to self defense when she became a public school employee.

When the Medford Mail Tribune demanded the private information on license holders (supposedly to find out how many other Jackson County teachers had chl’s) Sheriff Winters refused to turn that information over. The Tribune sued, and the same Judge who declared that Katz had no self defense rights ruled that the anti-gun newspaper could have access to gun owners personal information.

(As you know, with the support of the Oregon Firearms Educational Foundation, and your generosity, Katz is appealing her case.)

Now Sheriff Winters has filed an appeal to stop the Tribune from abusing the personal information of Jackson County gun owners.

This is a courageous move on Winter’s part and he deserves support from gun owners across the state.

We encourage you to send a brief note of approval and thanks to Sheriff Winters.

Sheriff Mike Winters
winterms@jacksoncounty.org
787 W  8th Street
Medford OR 97501

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