» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 128 | NO. 50 | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

House Passes Bill to Close Handgun Carry Records

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House has passed a bill that would seal most handgun carry permit records in Tennessee.

The chamber voted 84-10 on Monday in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. William Lamberth of Gallatin. The bill would block all public access unless a requester presents evidence that permit holders had been charged or convicted of a crime making them ineligible to carry firearms.

Lamberth said the measure is in response to the publication of handgun carry permit records on newspaper websites.

Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville has spoken out against sealing the records of Tennessee's nearly 400,000 handgun carry permit holders.

An Associated Press review found more than 2,000 people had their permits revoked or suspended over the last two years for charges ranging from drug dealing to murder.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 13,385
MORTGAGES 73 73 17,422
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 32 32 3,423
BUILDING PERMITS 623 623 31,553
BANKRUPTCIES 66 66 12,761
BUSINESS LICENSES 11 11 4,608
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 153 153 19,610
MARRIAGE LICENSES 44 44 4,104

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.