Thanks for the reply. You say that the list has high public interest. I don't exactly understand what that means. Who, exactly, is interested? The neighbor of a concealed weapons permit holder? How is it any of his or her business? It's not a list of who has guns...
I don't think there are alot of folks wondering how many of their neighbors are legally carrying a weapon, do you?
You said you are a gun owner, do you have a license to carry it concealed? If so, are you comfortable knowing that your name, PO box, and birthday are printed in the paper? And if not, then what does being a gun owner have to do with publishing a list of concealed weapon license holders?
You mention that a recent law was passed that, "allows citizens to use reasonable force it
they believe they are being threatened."
Have you read that law?
We (Floridians) already have that right.
2004 Florida statute 776.012 states in part: "the person is justified in the use of deadly force only if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony."
Anything that makes it easier for a law-abiding citizen of this state to defend his or herself and family is a good thing.