Thanks to the Roanoke Times
Remember Christian Trejbal? You know, the guy that published a list of handgun carry permit holders in VA at the Roanoke Times? Then, he shit his pants because he thought some mailing labels were a bomb, obviously terrified we gun nuts were out to kill him. And whose actions resulted in the VA AG cutting off access to the data? Yeah, that guy.
Any and all information about Virginia residents who hold concealed handgun permits would be off-limits to the public under a bill sponsored by a local legislator.
Del. Beverley Sherwood, R-Winchester, is the chief patron of House Bill 843, which would close both electronic and hard copies of the records.
The new restrictions on the information are necessary because some people who have a good reason to get a permit also have a good reason to hide their personal information, Sherwood said.
And the article notes that as well:
Two other newspapers took similar actions in the following months — The Tennessean in Nashville, Tenn., and the Sandusky Register in Ohio. Elected officials in the Volunteer and Buckeye states are either considering or have enacted new restrictions on the information.
Had The Roanoke Times not put the database online, there would be no move to close off the information, Sherwood said. Sherwood is the chairwoman of the House committee that will hold initial hearings on the bill.