Well it’s a new success for gun owners in the state of Louisiana. On Wednesday Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a new law making it illegal for journalists or anyone else to publicly identify concealed gun permit holders or applicants. It’ll be a misdemeanor to release or publish names or addresses with a fine up to $10,000.
As many of you will remember, after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary last December some counties in New York were publishing that information for use by their citizens. But it turns out that maybe after all, people didn’t want their information spread all over the newspapers for everyone to see. Many gun owners in this area were outraged and the newspaper eventually took down the map of gun owners and those with permit requests.