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Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the names of those who carry concealed weapons to be kept private.

Last summer the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that those names are public record. But now some people say it’s a level of privacy they need for their own safety.

Both sides of the argument say it’s a matter of life and death.

Rachel Lucas said that it took her years to work up the courage to speak publicly about being raped. And during a House hearing Wednesday at the Capitol she told her story on whether the names of people like her, with a concealed handgun license, should be public.

“The thought that my perpetrator might obtain that information or be able to find that information was terrifying to me,” she said.

Source: Adam Ghassemi for KATU News.

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