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Senate Bill 49: Exempt Identities of Registered Gun Owners from FOIA Requests

January 23rd, 2013

Summary: SB 49 exempts the identities of legally-registered gun owners from Freedom of Information Act requests.

Analysis: In New York, after the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, a newspaper reporter obtained the names and home addresses of registered gun owners through a Freedom of Information Act request and published the information in the newspaper, subjecting law-abiding gun owners and their families to harassment from gun control advocates. SB 49 would protect Michigan legally-registered gun owners from a similar fate.

Current Status: Introduced on January 16, 2013, passed out of  Senate Judiciary Committee on January 23, 2013

Sponsor: Sen. Thomas Casperson (R – Escanaba)

MUCC Action: Submitted written testimony in support of SB 49 during Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
>Click here to read MUCC’s testimony

MUCC Policy Resolution: AC650675: Support right to keep and bear arms.

  • ’06

    Speakup on this – I faxed a letter of support to the NY county clerk who refused to release their list & got a
    classy first class letter of thanks from them. Contact your Senator and urge passage today!
    ’06

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