2017 HB174 FIREARM RECORDS PROTECTION AMENDMENTS

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2017 HB174 FIREARM RECORDS PROTECTION AMENDMENTS

Postby bagpiper » Mon 23 Jan 2017 5:20 pm

HB174 by Val K. Potter, http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0174.html , makes certain records private, such that they cannot be disclosed to the media or others.

Under federal law, when a person buys multiple guns at the same time, the gun dealer must provide notice of that transaction to the local chief peace officer (usually sheriff or chief of police). This bill protects these records from public disclosure so the media can't do a GRAMA request to find out who bought more than one gun at a time. This bill will provide the same type of privacy to these records as State law provides to records of permit holders.

In some States, the media has used open records laws to get lists of persons with carry permits (or even purchase/ownership permits where such are required) and then published names and addresses as an attempt at intimidating gun owners. Utah law prevents this as our carry permits are "private" records not subject to public disclosure.

This is a good bill that ought to be supported.

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Re: 2017 HB174 FIREARM RECORDS PROTECTION AMENDMENTS

Postby Snurd » Mon 23 Jan 2017 5:25 pm

I like that idea. Not that I normally buy more than one at s time, but our info should be protected.


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Re: 2017 HB174 FIREARM RECORDS PROTECTION AMENDMENTS

Postby jfwright1955 » Mon 23 Jan 2017 6:14 pm

Thanks for the update, Charles.

While I don't fall into the category of buying more than one firearm at a time, it's the right thing to do to protect an individuals' right to privacy. What's legally in someone's firearms safe should not be of anyone else's concern.

"What happens in the gun safe stays in the gun safe."
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Re: 2017 HB174 FIREARM RECORDS PROTECTION AMENDMENTS

Postby Karl » Tue 24 Jan 2017 12:07 pm

I am proud to be a 24/7/365 Utah CFP holder.

You can tell the world.
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