DevilDawg wrote:Main reason it took me so long to go ahead and apply for CHL was this behaviour and that it is not preventable. And this is just another peg in the wheel of bull profused by all who claim this can't happen. I was repeatedly told this couldn't happen by people trying to get me to enroll in a class.
The fact that gun-free zones have caused so many to be beaten and or killed just coming home from an event the last couple of years made me chose to go ahead. Especially here in the Houston area where we "imported" so much crime during the Katrina Exodus..
To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.
Quite different in TX. By state law only law enforcement has access to that information. A news paper cannot get that info unless they somehow hack into the state database. If they do they will end in jail.
GC §411.192. CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS.
(a) The department shall disclose to a criminal justice agency information contained in its files and records regarding whether a named individual or any individual named in a specified list is licensed under this subchapter. Information on an individual subject to disclosure under this section includes the individual's name, date of birth, gender, race, zip code, telephone number, e-mail address, and Internet website address. Except as otherwise provided by this section and by Section 411.193, all other records maintained under this subchapter are confidential and are not subject to mandatory disclosure under the open records law, Chapter 552.
(b) An applicant or license holder may be furnished a copy of disclosable records regarding the applicant or license holder on request and the payment of a reasonable fee.
(c) The department shall notify a license holder of any request that is made for information relating to the license holder under this section and provide the name of the agency making the request.
(d) The department shall make public and distribute to the public at no cost lists of individuals who are certified as qualified handgun instructors by the department and who request to be included as provided by Subsection (e). The department shall include on the lists each individual's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and Internet website address. The department shall make the list available on the department's Internet website.
(e) An individual who is certified as a qualified handgun instructor may request in writing that the department disclose all or part of the information described by Subsection (d) regarding the individual. The department shall include all or part of the individual's information on the list as requested
2nd Amendment. America's Original Homeland Security.