Prof. Steven Schwinn Discusses the Legal Ramifications of Publishing Gun Ownership Data

Posted January 16, 2013 by

Jan. 14 - WBEZ Morning Shift

"It's possible [for citizens to sue for libel], but this is public information and I don't suspect that would be very successful," said Professor Steven Schwinn. "It is publicly available information and these papers are simply reporting what is on the public record here. The balance is really between the privacy interest of the permit holders, and the public interest of disclosing the information."

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