Wednesday, February 15, 2006

One step closer to privacy for conceal carry holders.

The Kentucky House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 290 to keep private the names and the records of training completed by people who hold concealed-weapons permits. In all the news articles I have read so far it says the bill is to keep "secret" the names. I wonder why they chose the word secret over private. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Kentucky Press Association opposed this bill.

Sen. Gerald Neal, a Democrat from Louisville and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he objects to the secrecy provisions.

"Firearms are dangerous," he said. "People should know who has these firearms."

Not suprising coming from a Louisville Democrat.

But the committee, which includes six Republicans and nine Democrats, approved the bill unanimously, despite the objections of Kentucky Press Association lawyer Ashley Pack.

"Why would names be confidential?" she asked the committee. "The press and public have an interest in knowing."

The press and the public can kiss my CDWL holding ass. Its none of your business. The public/press does not have a right to stick its nose in everyone's business.


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