Skip to comments.Arkansas Senate passes bill to make gun-permit records private
Posted on 02/07/2013 7:45:36 AM PST by EXCH54FE
The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would exempt from public disclosure the names and zip codes of gun owners, those with permits to carry concealed guns and permit applicants.
The bill comes in response to the controversy late last year over a New York newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of thousands of gun permit holders on its website after a shooting rampage at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults.
The Journal News, which serves suburbs just north of New York City in Westchester and Rockland counties, pulled the information from its site last month.
The Arkansas bill, which passed the Senate 24-9, now moves to the state House of Representatives, which is also controlled by Republicans. Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat, has said he opposes the bill because it restricts the state's Freedom of Information Act.
Republican state Senator Bruce Holland, the bill's sponsor, said he introduced the legislation after a constituent contacted him with concerns about the Journal News' actions.
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“Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat, has said he opposes the bill”
They should shove it down his throat! I know him very well and he is a jack*ss.
Howsabout you simply get rid of the permit process in the first place??
I know—there’d be a horror scene like that of, say, Vermont.