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Lawmaker To Introduce Gun Owner Privacy Bill

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

January 3, 2013

Following a New York newspaper’s publication of the names and addresses of handgun permit-holders within its readership region, a Maryland state legislator plans to introduce a gun owner privacy bill in the state’s upcoming General Assembly session, Elkridge Patch reports. The Journal News of Westchester County published an interactive map allowing users to click on a dot to view the name and address of the permit-holder located there. Maryland Del. Pat McDonough, who represents Baltimore and Hartford counties, says he plans to introduce the bill in response to the newspaper’s decision to publish such details.
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