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County Wants To Protect Gun Holders

Bonner County commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday asking state lawmakers to make it a crime to publish information about Idaho's concealed weapons permit holders. Idaho law already exempts such records from being disclosed under the state's public records law, although Commissioner Mike Nielsen is concerned a rogue employee with access to those records could leak them to the press or online, as occurred in the cases of Chelsea Elizabeth Manning and Edward Snowden. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Edward Manning, leaked classified information to the WikiLeaks website while serving in the U.S. Army. Snowden, meanwhile, is accused of leaking top secret information about the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs/Keith Kinnaird, Hagadone News Network. More here.

Question: Would you support the type of legislation recommended by the Bonner County commissioners, making it a crime to publish information about Idaho's concealed weapons permit holders?

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