Iowa Lawmakers Want to Make Gun Permits Secret

Two state lawmakers are working behind the scenes at the Iowa Capitol in a bid to block the public from obtaining the names of people who hold permits to carry weapons and purchase handguns.

The proposed legislation is intended to make personally identifiable information on gun permits, such as names, addresses, and dates of birth, confidential. Under current Iowa law, permits to carry weapons are open records that can be requested and disclosed to the public.

Gun rights advocates say Iowa is one of just a handful of states that allow public access to gun permit records.

You can read more in an article by William Petroski in the Des Moines Register at http://goo.gl/eaAQE7.

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