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Why It is Now Illegal to Publish Gun Owner Names in 6 States

The legislation that Louisiana lawmakers passed is a direct response to a newspaper’s publishing the names of gun permit owners.

“Legislation that would make it a crime for journalists, bloggers or anyone else to publicly identify applicants for concealed handgun permits in Louisiana has been sent to a legislative compromise committee.”


Louisiana now joins Maine, Virginia, Arkansas and Mississippi in following New York in closing gun permit records

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