The panelists discuss a newspaper’s decision to publish the names and addresses of gun permit holders.

The information is considered public record – the same as marriages, births, real estate transactions, etc. But The Journal News of Westchester County, NY, did not print the gun permit data until after the school shootings in Newtown, CT. The timing of the decision angered those who believe it cast gun permit holders in a negative light and violated their privacy.

Maturity and Gun Laws

Jan 2, 2013

A New Year’s letter to my son –

Dear Russell:

When I started writing these annual notes to you in 1994, I imagined your maturing into a young man, but I never imagined a lost opportunity to mature, like at Newtown, Conn. I can’t imagine if you’d had to grow up without your pals from sports or Scouts, without Matt, Cole, Joe, Dax, Nate, Nick …

Rich Egger

Following the second-worst mass shooting in American history, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said hunters and sportsmen need to "step up."

He urged them to support what he called "reasonable restrictions" on the types of weapons that can be purchased and on large ammunition magazines.

Durbin said average citizens don't need access to the kind of military-style equipment used by the gunman in Newtown, CT.

Rich Egger

Macomb held a brief, interfaith ceremony Sunday afternoon to pay its respects to the victims of Friday’s mass murder in a Connecticut school.

Donnie Case, Senior Minister at Maple Avenue Christian Church, helped organize the vigil. He thought there might be others in the community wrestling with some of the same emotions he felt.

“I’m a father of three children. I remember Friday night just thinking, ‘Wow, how blessed I am that this didn’t happen in Macomb, and how heartbreaking it must be for the parents that are going through it,’” Case said.