Public barred from list of concealed weapons permits in South Carolina

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Governor Mark Sanford has signed into law a measure barring public access to the names of people who are allowed to carry concealed weapons in South Carolina.

The new law took effect Wednesday.

It exempts the identities of permit holders from what's available through the Freedom of Information Act and grants access only to law enforcement or through a court order.

Gun enthusiasts say publishing the gun owners' names violates their privacy.

Open government advocates argued unsuccessfully that the government should never issue licenses in secret.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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  • by kay lee Location: augusta on Apr 21, 2008 at 04:40 AM
    I CAN NOT BELEIVE THEY PASSED THE LAW TO CARRY A GUN AT 18.WHAT ARE YOU THINKING.THESE KIDS ARE NUTS NOW ADAYS.THERE WILL BE ENOUGH CRIMES.MY CHILD IS 21.AN HAS A TEMPER.THEY DONT THINK FIRST.THEY ARE IN THE MOMENT.EVERYTIME MY SON HAS TALKED ABOUT A GUN.I TELL HIM.ANGER MANEGMENT.AN HE NEEDS TO WAIT.I KNOW HE WOULD NOT WANT TO USE IT.BUT IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT YOU JUST DONT THINKING.YOUAREKNOW.THIS WAS A REAL STUPID MOVE FOR S.C.THERE ARE ENOUGH KIDS GETTING KILLED.WHAT ARE YOU THINKING????????I AM JUST SHOCKED.I CANT BELEIVE YOU PASSED THIS LAW.STUPID MOVE.BUT I GUESS YOU WILL FIND OUT.
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