Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association Backs Concealed Carry Confidentiality

Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association Backs Concealed Carry ConfidentialityAs the Reno Journal-Gazette reported, “Frank Adams, executive director of the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association, said…that the group supports exempting the names of people who hold concealed carry weapons permits from Nevada’s open records law. He said the association will back a bill to do that in the 2011 Legislature.”

“We’re working on making everything in CCW confidential,” Adams explained.  “I advise (permit holders) to get hold of your lawmakers and support that.”

This past June, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled, “that while individual applications for permits are confidential, the names of permit holders are public record.  The court was responding to a Reno Gazette-Journal request for information about CCW permits related to a story about Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons.”

Journal-Gazette editors have said they would never publish the names of permit holders.  Yet there was nothing in the Nevada Supreme Court’s ruling which would prohibit the newspaper or any other publication from doing so.

SOURCE: Reno Journal-Gazette 9/30/10


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