Roanoke Times: CHP Holders = Sex Offenders

Christian Trejbal, editorial writer for the Roanoke Times who has an unlisted address, has decided to publish the entire list of Virginians with a Concealed Handgun Permit. He justifies the decision by comparing people who have voluntarily gone through training, fingerprinting, and a background check, to registered sex offenders.

A state that eagerly puts sex offender data online complete with an interactive map could easily do the same with gun permits...
Through a FOIA request, he obtained the master list from the State Police and published it online.
As a Sunshine Week gift, The Roanoke Times has placed the entire database, mistakes and all, online at You can search to find out if neighbors, carpool partners, elected officials or anyone else has permission to carry a gun.
He assumes that people would not want to carpool or live next door to someone who has voluntarily gone through training, fingerprinting, and a background check. They're so blinded by their liberal worldview they couldn't even conceive of not wanting to live next door to someone who couldn't get a Concealed Handgun Permit.

But then to the liberal media, anyone who carries a handgun is someone to be feared.

Local celebrities generally don't carry, but at least a half dozen elected officials do. I'll leave it to readers to figure out which ones so you can avoid annoying them at meetings.
I tried checking the list, but it appears to have been taken offline. Either their web server is getting hammered, or they got cold feet.

UPDATE: Per the Roanoke Times comment section:

Christian J Trejbal
675 School Lane
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Not sure if it's accurate or not. Whitepages has him listed on Westside Blvd in Roanoke.


His address won't be private forever.

Wonder how he'd feel.

Posted by: Adam Lawson at March 12, 2007 12:13 AM

The list is working now.

Posted by: Bourbaki at March 12, 2007 8:55 AM

I just found the previous owner of my home listed. He has not resided here for 3+ years.

Posted by: Bourbaki at March 12, 2007 9:06 AM

Yeah, what a jerk. Consider this type thing the last dying gasps of the "guns for criminals only" types. Not that I wouldn't be angry myself if my family was deliberately endangered by a seat sniffer like Trejbal (and for sure I'ld come looking for him if my house was broken into in the future). But I think this sort of harrassment is what happens when people like Trejbal discover that those "dirty blacks" in DC will be able to arm themselves against child molesters and criminals. It's in the Trejbal tradition.

Posted by: mikem at March 12, 2007 5:54 PM

"One day after igniting a firestorm of criticism, The Roanoke Times decided Monday to remove from its Web site a list of Virginians licensed to carry concealed weapons.

The list, published as part of an opinion column about open records that ran Sunday in the newspaper's New River Valley Current section, was taken down Monday afternoon out of concern that it might include names that should not have been made public, president and publisher Debbie Meade said."

Too late for Trejbal. He better hope no one on that list is a crime victim in the forseeable future. I know who I would hold responsible.

Posted by: mikem at March 13, 2007 4:00 AM

I believe the address posted above must be correct based on the public information contained in the following Roanoke Times Report.

Posted by: VaHam at March 13, 2007 5:29 PM

The idiot editorial claims this is necessary because governments need to be transparent... what does this have to do with government transparancy?

The socialist is tryng to make CITIZENS transparent.

Posted by: Tom C at March 14, 2007 9:10 PM


Phone Number: 540-381-1645

Posted by: J at March 15, 2007 8:14 AM

Tiptoe Through The Old Virginny Right-To-Carries, Sunshine

Posted by: Craig Cobb at March 16, 2007 5:59 AM


I don't get it.

Posted by: Ravenwood at March 16, 2007 12:01 PM
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