In order to take this issue out of gun rights and place it in its proper context, I voted for an amendment to place a moratorium on ALL licenses, including hunting, fishing, and business. This amendment failed. Many veteran House members were shocked in that they have never seen any bill steamrolled in this manner. No committee hearings, no debate, no deliberations.
I voted with great reservations for the moratorium because I did not want to see abusers finding the addresses of the abused. However, if there is a good reason for an individual to keep their information private, there is a process for that.
I will be working to make it known to all concealed weapon permit owners that they can apply for an exemption to FOAA. When this issue comes up again (and it will), I will be able to vote to keep public information public with no reservations.