It is the law that in New Mexico you are not allowed to know who carries concealed weapons. A nice reporter at the Journal sent me the following.
The Journal ran an informative oped this morning lambasting this country's poor internet service which has been enabled by a corrupt congress and business community. Think Comcast here. They are an evil worthless empire and are putting profits first and service levels second. Here is a long story by Bloomberg on our dismal internet in America.
This is 29-19-6(B) of Concealed Handgun Carry Act:
Information relating to an applicant or to a licensee received by the
department or any other law enforcement agency is confidential and
exempt from public disclosure unless an order to disclose information is
issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. The information shall be
made available by the department to a state or local law enforcement
agency upon request by the agency.
I wonder if some competent Judge might take on a case making this clause unconstitutional? Perhaps some good socially minded lawyer could do this pro bono. It certainly would be in the public interest to have the ability to go online and see who is allowed to carry concealed weapons. It is always helpful to know if someone is paranoid and armed.