Charlotte Observer: Gaston commissioner wants gun permits private
From the Charlotte Observer (1/11/13): A Gaston County commissioner wants to put personal information contained in gun permits – now part of the public record – out of public view.
At Thursday night’s board of commissioners’ work session, vice chairman Tracy Philbeck introduced a measure asking the county’s legislation to change the current law.
Sheriffs’ offices in North Carolina are required to maintain records of handgun purchases issued by their offices and those records include information such as names, addresses and ages. The public has access to this information and Philbeck wants that stopped.