Rep. Mark Baker (R-Brandon) serve as chair of the Judiciary A Committee in the House. He said he became concerned when he heard about newspapers in the northeast publishing information about gun owners following the Sandy Hook School massacre.
"I hate to look at an event and then immediately do something about an event, but the Newtown event was awful in every way to describe," he said. "A week or so after that we hadsome people that tried to get the information of people that had concealed-carry permits, and did."
Baker said he'll bring his concerns to the House.
"I'm going to try to make sure that that doesn't happen in Mississippi. The concealed-carry population in this country, not to mention Mississippi, is probably the most responsible population when it comes to gun ownership and usage of guns."
He likened an attempt to get info on gun owners to an attempt to get information on an accident in which you were not involved. Baker noted that only those involved in a wreck may get that information.
He said he disagrees with those who are using the Sandy Hook incident to try and obtain gun ownership information.
Baker also said he believes having a police officer in your child's school would not be a bad idea. He cites the presence of officers in Rankin County schools following the Pearl High School shooting. He said an officer that becomes absorbed into the fabric of school life and earns the trust of the students would lead to better security.