February 13, 2009
Legislation would protect confidential information of gun permit holders
(NASHVILLE, TN), February 13, 2009 — State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) said today that she has filed legislation that would protect the confidential information of handgun permit holders and those holding hunting and fishing licenses. Senator Beavers said she has talked to many permit holders who were outraged that their personal
identifying information is available for publication.
“This is a safety issue,” said Senator Beavers. “This is like giving criminals a list of where they need to go to steal firearms. We should not allow this information to be published.”
“Permit holders should not be subjected to the release of personal information,” Beavers added. “This law would protect them from a potentially tragic situation if a criminal breaks in their home.”