Freshman State Senator Bill Kintner of Papillion introduced a bill that would keep gun permit information private.
Senator Kintner says he can’t think of any legitimate reason to publicize the names of gun owners other than to cause trouble. A New York newspaper recently released the names of handgun permit owners along with a map so others could easily see where they lived. Senator Kintner says this also provided information to thieves which houses did not have weapons.
Senator Kintner says it also lets thieves know which homes to rob because the owner does not have a gun permit.
Several bills regarding gun ownership are on the table this legislative session.