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Committee votes to block gun information

3 years 7 months 1 day ago February 26, 2013 Feb 26, 2013 Tuesday, February 26 2013 February 26, 2013 10:28 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi Senate committee approved a bill that would make it difficult to get information on weapon permits, including concealed carry permits.

The bill would exclude the permit information from the state public records act. A court order would be required to obtain the data.

A representative of Gov. Phil Bryant's office said that there have been two recent requests for the information, one from a newspaper and another from a blogger.

The amended version of House Bill 485 passed through Judiciary A Committee, despite opposition from multiple committee members. Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat from Greenville who voted against the bill in committee, said the information should be available to the public.

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