Proposal would close concealed-weapons dataMaster Trejbal was the talk of the pro-gun internet circuit for a good while after he decided to pull the stunt that involved his paper's linking to the concealed carry permit holder database (in fairness, it was - and is to this day - public information). He also received his own less than flattering write-up (and accompanying frameable caricature that his mother would love to possess) in the NRA magazine, "America's First Freedom," though I never found it to be reproduced on line. And it's my understanding that he was even subjected to death threats as a result of his actions, which is unfortunate.
Virginia State Police would no longer publicly release its database of people allowed to carry concealed handguns under a recommendation that cleared a legislative commission yesterday.
The Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council recommended that the proposal go forward in the upcoming General Assembly. The legislature convenes Jan. 9.
The proposal came in response to the March publication on The Roanoke Times' Web site of a list of Virginians licensed to carry concealed weapons. The list contained the names and street addresses of about 135,000 citizens. (link)
I have no idea how he's reacting to being the center of attention in all this. My guess, though, is that he probably wishes he could put that hornet back in the bottle.