A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, April 09, 2007

Virginia CCW Records Closed

Christian Trejbal's misguided publication of an open record, a list of the identities of more than 135,000 Virginians licensed to carry a concealed handgun, has resulted in the record being closed.

Acting on the advice of Attorney General Bob McDonnell, the Virginia State Police will no longer release the information under the state's open records law.




Blogger MauserMedic said...

A little common sense shines through. We recently changed the rules at our rifle club regarding signing in. For years you signed your name in a log book upon entrance. Book was kept in a mailbox by the front gate. Last year, the book disappeared. About 10 pages worth of names, all of whom owned guns. Two of us brought up changing this, as in NOT USING NAMES ( since there's exactly one instance of my name in my region, I was rather set on this). We are now permitted, with no small amount of smirking, to use our member numbers as an alternative, since we're "paranoid". I still have to deal with members who think nothing bad will happen, just because someone knows you own guns. Glad someone in that office had some common sense, or more likely, was afraid of a lawsuit when someone homeowner ended up with extra orifices during a robbery...

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the people in government almost always seem to be the types who specialize in slamming the barn door shut AFTER the critters get out--and then congratulate themselves for doing such a fine job of 'too little too late'?

12:15 AM  
Blogger dropdownstairs said...

Well maybe this privacy will spread
Hope it's not as bad as HIPPA

on an unrelated topic here is link to 100k person north korean picture of a handgun

2:05 AM  
Blogger Paul Simer said...

In his effort to "expose" CCW holders, he may have done them more long-term good than harm.

2:38 AM  
Anonymous Fox said...

Well, seems someone was offended in the Virginia police. That has some good potential.

5:27 AM  
Blogger Joker23 said...

Sometimes I hate living in Missouri, sometimes I love it.

When we finally got a CCW law passed a few years ago the legislature had the foresight to state in the law that the records are closed.

Also, I like how the article tries to claim the publishing of the list was just an innocent introduction to freedom of information. The douche (can I say douche?) that wrote the column stated:

"I can hear the shocked indignation of gun-toters already"

He knew exactly what he was doing, and it wasn't an innocent exercise in freedom of information.

12:04 PM  

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