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I fail to see how obtaining the concealed handgun license information for an entire county is relevant to a story where someone in that county has made their information public voluntarily in a publicized lawsuit. Guns in schools is one issue, having private information revealed to the public is another. There must be some mischeif afoot if the media wants all that information. Perhaps it is to embarrass people or do away with CHL's...but you'd have to ask the media. Whatever it is I doubt it is for the public good. I obtained a CHL in Washington County, and my application (of which I am looking at a copy of right now) does not mention my information is public. So naturally I would feel somewhat betrayed if my information was given to the public. The Sheriff of Washington County recently sent out a newsletter that states that 7000 people responded to their letter and none of them wants their information public, and their CHL was obtained as a personal safety measure. It is beyond me why anyone would obtain a CHL for any other reason other than a personal safety measure, and I'm convinced that the vast majority of them are responsible members of society. Personally, I have a CHL for reasons that I cannot expect members of the media, or others who want my information public, to understand. I am not ashamed I have a CHL, nor am I ashamed that I have a weapon, as the US Constitution affords. There may be as many reasons not to divulge CHL holders information as there are licensees, but I can give you two for myself: First, it would dilvulge information to those who want to do me harm. Second, it would be an advertisement to criminals who are in the market for stealing my weapon. This could potentially do harm to others other than myself. Don't believe me? Ask law enforcement what their experience has been.
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