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.)