New laws protect gun owner privacy

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FOIA Billsign_Rendon_0614_2Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed legislation exempting firearms records from the Freedom of Information Act, an effort state Rep. Bruce Rendon helped co-sponsor to protect the privacy of firearms owners.

“There have been instances in other states where gun ownership information has been used to locate citizens with legal firearms, putting them and their neighbors at risk of harassment,” said Rendon, R-Lake City. “People who are following the laws to practice their Second Amendment rights should not be subjected to unwarranted intrusions into their privacy.”

Under the new laws, police and other law enforcement agencies retain full access to firearms records for their official duties.