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Beebe opposes bill on secret gun-permit list

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 5, 2013 at 12:56 p.m.

— Gov. Mike Beebe says he doesn’t support a bill in the Senate that would keep the state’s list of concealed handgun permit holders secret.

Beebe said Tuesday that he’s generally opposed to attempts to restrict the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

The present law allows the release of the names and ZIP codes of permit holders. That law was passed two years ago as a compromise, when there was a push to make the entire list secret.

A Beebe spokesman says the 2009 law was an appropriate compromise and that the restrictions shouldn’t be taken further.

A newspaper in New York published names and addresses of permit holders in 2012 after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

Holland says his bill is a way to prevent similar a publication in Arkansas.

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Jackabbott says... February 5, 2013 at 1:28 p.m.

What/why are they trying to hide??

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hotdog says... February 5, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.

CCP are subject to background checks which is private information. If everyone wants their credit info and tax records published because they they use these items for public purposes then have at it. Its none of Anyones business that someone might have a CCP. All this hand wrenching is a joke. I can legally buy a full auto weapon any time I want to, yet the ill literate public and Press never mention it.

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quiet4us2 says... February 5, 2013 at 3:31 p.m.

Well of course he's going to oppose it. Duh. He's a libtard isn't he ?

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Packman says... February 5, 2013 at 3:54 p.m.

As a CC permit holder I agree with Beebe due to the FOIA, and the fact I couldn't care less who knows I'm packing. Two to the chest, one to the head.

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KEVINBOOTHMEDYAHOOCOM_magnolia says... February 5, 2013 at 4:11 p.m.

The reason for so much concern in New York was the lack of guns in homes and making the listed ones easy targets. Pick any house or vehicle in Arkansas and there is probably a gun in it.

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2531USMC says... February 5, 2013 at 5:12 p.m.

FOI? Try this, pick a license plate at random tomorrow and then call ADFA and ask for the name and address of the individual the plate is issued to, use to be you could get the information, my bet is that you can’t any longer.

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Jjackk says... February 5, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.

For $29.95 I can find out where you live, where you were married, where you were born, any criminal record, and probably if you have this permit.

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DEMOCRATREPUBLICAN says... February 5, 2013 at 9:37 p.m.

I hope that the newspaper does release these names............................................

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TomHoneycutt says... February 6, 2013 at 6:39 a.m.

Where does the media come off calling this a "secret gun-permit list." It's not a secret to the state, or any law-enforcement officer who queries his on-board computer database. It would be secret only to the prying eyes of the media, which has nothing but the threat of civil litigation to keep it honest. And, by then, it's all over but the crying.

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JIMBOB47 says... February 6, 2013 at 7:43 a.m.

What part of CONCEAL do they not understand. It's named that for a reason.

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