Representative Kim Thatcher: Ruling revives gun laws in 2011

New Ruling Calls for Reload of Gun Legislation for 2011
By State Representative Kim Thatcher,

Recently the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that Sheriffs across Oregon must disclose information about Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders under the state’s public records law.

After the ruling, Representative Kim Thatcher said,”this only re-affirms my determination to change state law to protect the privacy of gun owners in Oregon. Clearly, disclosure of the names of CHL holders not only jeopardizes their safety, but also defeats the whole idea of a “concealed” weapon.” Thatcher plans to re-introduce legislation in 2011 which would only allow CHL information to be shared with law enforcement or the courts.