|Snyder signs laws protecting gun owners' privacy|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Tuesday, 24 June 2014 22:19|
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws exempting gun records from the state's Freedom of Information Act.
The legislation signed Tuesday codifies a 1999 Michigan Supreme Court decision that found disclosure of gun registry records to be an invasion of privacy. The information will still be available to law enforcement officials for certain purposes, though there are new restrictions on when police can access the records.
A log of who accessed the records and the reason for doing so also is now required by the new laws.
Michigan lawmakers introduced the legislation backed by the National Rifle Association after a New York newspaper published the names and addresses of gun owners in two counties in 2012.
Front Page Stories
|Rossford schools to put levy on fall ballot
07/22/2014 | BILL RYAN, Sentinel Staff Writer
ROSSFORD - Voters in the Rossford School District will be asked to approve a new 4.49- [ ... ]
|Custar man ruled not competent|
07/22/2014 | PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer
File photo. Thomas Boyer, left, is seen with his attorney. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tri [ ... ]