Arkansas Senate passes bill to make gun-permit records private

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Speaker2 wrote:

Chuckle, praise the lord, pass the ammo, members of the senate must of came from a small gene pool.

Feb 06, 2013 9:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ChicagoFats wrote:

I don’t know that the public (the press, let’s be real here) has a right to any and all information. HIPAA is there to protect medical records. Imagine a newspaper publishing the names of people who are under treatment for depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, you name it. You’d be hard pressed to make the argument that these people are a menace to society, especially since they’re under treatment. In the same vein, people who have concealed carry permits or who have applied for one or who just legally own guns are not lawbreakers because of that fact.

So I don’t really see a problem with what Arkansas is trying to do. It looks like gun nut paranoia at first glance but if you read what the bill addresses it’s a welcome protection for citizens engaging in legal activity. It does not shield the bad guys. Everybody take a deep breath and calm down.

Feb 07, 2013 12:10am EST  --  Report as abuse
mikefromaz wrote:

It’s amazing how fast the staff of the Journal news became upset when one of their readers posted the names and addresses of the company employees. This whole story which obviously took on a life of its own is what happens when any news entity tries to become the news instead of reporting the news. Of course the TV networks couldn’t resist the smell of ratings, so snarky “news” commentators lined up to take pot-shots at the guy who had the “gall” to post the employees info. The bottom line? By trying to steal the tragedy for their own profit, the Newspaper, and TV wonks seriously disrespected the families of those who lost loved ones in the Newtown massacre.

Feb 07, 2013 6:59am EST  --  Report as abuse
ErnestPayne wrote:

Backward, ever backward, oh legislature in your flight from intelligence and responsibility.

Feb 07, 2013 10:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
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