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Gun Owners' Names, Addresses Could Become Public

A West Haven lawmaker has introduced a bill to make public the names of some 170,000 gun owners in Connecticut.

If you own a gun in this state your name and address could become public under a bill introduced in the General Assembly by State Rep. Stephen D. Dargan, D-West Haven.

Dargan filed the proposal in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 20 children and 6 women on Dec. 14. His proposal would overturn a law passed in Connecticut 20 years ago that keeps private the names and addresses of gun owners.

In an interview with the Hartford Courant, Dargan said he wants gun ownership information to fall under the state's Freedom of Information Act in part so that parents can know whether the parents of their child's friends have guns in their homes.

"Maybe their kids are going over to Johnny Smith's, and maybe they want to see whether they have guns in the house," he told the newspaper.

Dargan's proposal follows another bill that was filed recently that seeks to limit who can own gun ammunition in Connecticut and to keep such ammunition out of the hands of felons. Gun control issues are expected to dominate the General Assembly's winter session, which formally begins next week, in the wake of the Newtown massacre.

Jezebel282 January 07, 2013 at 01:41 PM
I would suggest to go to Equifax, Experian or Transunion and check how many inquiries your credit history received from companies you never heard of. As for linking, I assume there is a space limitation here but feel free to click away: http://www.beenverified.com/, http://www.backgroundcheck.org/, http://www.lexisnexis.com/backgroundchecks/, http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/background-check/ and a bunch of others.
Chris January 07, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Did you actually LOOK at any of the links you mention? I see now maps at all showing all my neighbors. Each and every one of the credit reporting companies only allows me to purchase my own credit score. Even for money it won't give me my neighbors. I looked into you other links pretty carefully, reading their faqs and privacy policies. Each one I have to identify who I'm looking for, and charge a fee for each person. None freely give info on my neighbors. I then see they only include public data, or data *I AGREE TO SHARE* by signing up. They will then share this with other people using their service. In general they are scams. Since you were good enough to find those links online, I'm sure you can also find all the complaints that they don't really offer much beyond age, address and any info you've publicly shared online. You won't be getting a credit report from them, you won't be getting any DMV info from them, and you won't even be getting a complete criminal background check from them.
Jezebel282 January 07, 2013 at 03:05 PM
I would suggest to go to Equifax, Experian or Transunion and check how many inquiries your credit history received from companies you never heard of.
Chris January 07, 2013 at 03:27 PM
I would suggest to go to Equifax, Experian or Transunion and show me a map showing the credit reports of my neighbors. I would suggest to go to Equifax, Experian or Transunion and try and get a credit report for anyone except yourself. You may not recognize all the companies, but you gave them permission or permission to the company that used them. https://help.equifax.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/165 Who can see my Equifax credit report? The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) specifies who can see your Equifax credit report. Businesses must have a "permissible purpose," as defined in the FCRA, to obtain your credit report. Otherwise, only you and those you give written permission to can access your credit report. Your neighbors, friends, co-workers or family members cannot access your Equifax credit report unless you authorize it. Some examples of those who can access your credit report are: Go to the link for more info.
Karen E Daden January 07, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Agree with you both on not publishing the list and term limits. When will the voting public of this state wake up and realize that sending the same people back to Hartford year after year has only gotten us deeper in debt and unemployment.

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