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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:51 AM

Arkansas makes gun-permit records private under new law

Source: Reuters

Arkansas makes gun-permit records private under new law
Suzi Parker Reuters
9:01 p.m. EST, February 22, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas on Friday became the latest state to exempt from public disclosure the names and zip codes of gun owners, those with permits to carry concealed weapons and applicants for gun permits.

The measure, signed into law by the state's lieutenant governor, came in response to a New York newspaper's decision late last year to publish the names and addresses of thousands of gun permit holders on its website after 26 people were killed in a shooting rampage at an elementary school in Connecticut.

In a rare maneuver allowed under Arkansas law, Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr, a Republican, signed the bill into law while Democratic Governor Mike Beebe was attending a National Governors Association meeting in Washington.

Voters elect the governor and lieutenant governor separately in Arkansas and state law empowers the lieutenant governor to take such an action if the governor is out of state.

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-rt-us-usa-arkansas-gunsbre91m038-20130222,0,1241509.story





Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr

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Reply Arkansas makes gun-permit records private under new law (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
tblue Feb 2013 #1
rickyhall Feb 2013 #2
BlueToTheBone Feb 2013 #3
Lurks Often Feb 2013 #6
BlueToTheBone Feb 2013 #7
slackmaster Feb 2013 #4
Seeking Serenity Feb 2013 #5
alp227 Feb 2013 #9
Player_One Feb 2013 #8
1983law Feb 2013 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:30 AM

1. Sneaky little devil, hunh?

While the Gov was away? Give me a freakung break!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 09:22 AM

2. Yup, just like Virginia

Based on W's weekend appointments now banned by wingnut judge.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:11 PM

3. And the Democratic Party in Arkansas is pathetic and resting on Clenis.

They are so eaten up with themselves they hate anyone new in the area and any idea to win elections. They chase off anyone who is interested in politics and wants to participate.

I have been branded a pariah in Carroll County and although a paid member of both the committee and the Women's Club (yes, the Women's Club,) I am excluded from meetings - actually not even notified - and last I heard, they had decided not to have any meetings at all, until the middle of 2014 "when people are interested in elections again"

What a horrible looking face Mark Darr has. Our only hope is a stroke. Note the high color on his cheeks; looks like high blood pressure to me. Maybe some one will start sending him donuts as a daily gift.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:22 PM

6. Pretty disgusting hoping someone you don't agree with has a stroke. n/t

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:49 PM

7. you're right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:28 PM

4. Gladys Kravits wants to know who's carrying

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:36 PM

5. Y'know, instead of making snarky, "cool kids" comments

on Darr's appearance, does anyone have any comments on the SUBSTANCE of the measure? Make no mistake, Gov. Beebe would have signed it had he been in-state.

I'm torn on this. I can see and agree with (and, conversely, not see and disagree with) portions of both sides' arguments.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:44 AM

9. This bill is most definitely response to the Journal News gun permit map.

I think other states are trying to exclude gun permit info from public records.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:09 PM

8. It should be private...

 

Seems like common sense to me...

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Response to Player_One (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 03:38 AM

10. agree

 

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