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Gun Owners’ Privacy Protected Under New Bill

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

March 7, 2013

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill making the state’s list of gun holders private information. “As a matter of public safety, I remain opposed to releasing personal information on law abiding gun owners,” Bryant said. “Sensitive gun owner information is entitled to privacy protections—just like medical records, tax documents and personnel files.” The bill’s opponents worry restricting access to such information could lead to a slippery slope. Meanwhile, Missouri State Rep. Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) has filed a House bill that “would prohibit the Missouri Department of Revenue from scanning and transferring personal documents to an out-of-state database.”
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