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Governor signs legislation designed to protect privacy of gun owners


LANSING (WKZO) -- Governor Rick Snyder this week signed legislation designed to protect the privacy of gun owners. The plan was introduced by State Representative Aric Nesbitt. He says that it'll keep gun registry information from being public so that newspapers or other outlets can't publish who has a firearm.

"Last year, there was a newspaper in New York state that published all of the gun owners within a two county region online," Nesbitt told WKZO. "I just felt that was an overstep in terms of getting into privacy when they're just practicing their own second amendment rights."

The new law still allows full access of firearms records to law enforcement. A log of who accessed the records and the reason they did so is now required by Michigan law.