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N.C. sheriffs wage fight over gun records

Monday, March 4, 2013

As North Carolina legislators move to close public access to firearm permits, some sheriffs are already refusing to hand over the records.
Following a public showdown with the sheriff in Cherokee County, a local newspaper editor quit last week after his records request -- which was denied -- made him the target of death threats. The county has the state's highest rate of concealed handgun permits.
In Gaston County, Sheriff Alan Cloninger responded Friday to a newspaper's request for gun permit records by withholding names and addresses of permit holders.

Read the article: The Charlotte Observer (N.C.)


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