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"The public has a right to know that these dangerous devices may have been in neighborhoods that they live in and who has previously owned such devices."

Bull-effing-s*** :mad:

I would like the address and personal information of the person asking for the foia request. I have a right to know where this anti liberty turd pile lives so I can stay away from the weak snowflake. dont-forget-kids-snitches-get-stitches.jpg
 

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"The public has a right to know that these dangerous devices may have been in neighborhoods that they live in and who has previously owned such devices.”
Why? What difference does it make now, if the "dangerous devices" have already been turned in and gone from the neighborhood. Your safe now. :D
 
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Someone does not understand the FOIA exemption regarding PII.

It would be nice if there is an actual exemption for those who turned in bumpstocks. But for the antis to go and try to dox everyone who followed the law and set them up to get robbed or worse, that's just moronic. All they're doing is saying, "follow the laws and we will get you" which can only encourage people to NOT follow the law.

I looked through the whole public records chapter for "personally identifying information": Chapter 42.56 RCW: PUBLIC RECORDS ACT Aside from public transportation, hunting/fishing licenses, churches and some irrelevant edge cases, I'm not sure if there is anything clearly spelled out that would prevent the bump-stock relinquishers' info from being released.

There are some exceptions in the firearms chapter (search for "42.56"): Chapter 9.41 RCW: FIREARMS AND DANGEROUS WEAPONS Again though, nothing clearly protective:
  • 9.41.097: Mental health information of pistol purchasers and CPL applicants is exempted.
  • 9.41.129: The DOL backdoor registry on pistols and "semi-automatic assault weapons". Also those in CPL database. This info exempt.
  • 9.41.340: People involved in requesting a firearm be confiscated and receiving notification when it is returned. Exempt.
  • 9.41.350: People who do a voluntary waiver of firearm rights are exempt.
Hopefully I just missed it and there IS protection.
 
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I don't see anything in 42.56.230 that applies to participation in the bump stock compensation plan. As for 42.56.590, that appears to deal with a situation where hackers gain access to information illegally and requires the agency that got hacked to notify those affected -- it doesn't protect the privacy of people who sold their bump stocks to the state voluntarily.
 
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This guy called it on March 17th: Washington’s Bump-Fire Stock Buyback Program: Is $150 Worth The Risk?

My first thought on this voucher program was to wonder if this information was subject to public disclosure. Would an applicant for the voucher face the possibility of being personally identified by anyone who submits a public disclosure request for these records?

The article also mentions other potential problems (aside from the robbery risk) -- being on the list could garner more attention from officials, it could negatively impact a person's employment prospects.
 

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