Gun Owners Launch $25M Suit Over Application Disclosures

Law360, Philadelphia (November 9, 2012, 3:29 PM EST) -- Gun owners who say their right to privacy was compromised when information about their firearm permit applications was posted on a government website has launched a putative class action against the city of Philadelphia seeking at least $25 million in damages.

According to the Nov. 5 complaint, the city launched a website in August illegally sharing the names and addresses of individuals who had applied for a license to carry a firearm, as well as other information related to license denials and appeals.

The website —...
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