The latest from the Galax Gazette:
Sayers takes shot at gun permit listingEx-husband. Stab wounds. CNN. A victim's ire.
By Brian Funk, Galax Gazette Staff Reporter
A Carroll County woman isn't concealing her ire after her name and address - and those of 135,000 Virginians - showed up in a listing of concealed weapons permit holders published by The Roanoke Times.
Teresa Sayers, who works with local violent crime victims in the Twin Counties, feels that gun owners were treated unfairly when their names appeared in a list published March 11 as part of an opinion column by editorial writer Christian Trejbal about open records that ran in the newspaper's New River Valley Current section.
“As a crime victim, it got me concerned,” Sayers told The Gazette on Monday, just after a news crew from CNN left her home.
The CNN crew filmed a piece on Sayers for a story about the controversy surrounding the newspapers' concealed weapons permit listing. The story is set to air Friday at 8 p.m. on the Paula Zahn show.
Sayers said CNN producers plan to include her story in the show. “They photographed my permit and all my guns,” Sayers said.
Sayers also showed the crew photos of wounds she received in March 2003 when, she said, her ex-husband stabbed her eight times. (link)
Trejbal makes the big-time. How fortunate he must feel right now.