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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Judge Tosses Auditors' Lawsuit That Would've Revealed Concealed Carry Permit Holders

A county audit took an odd turn in Perry County, Pennsylvania when auditors requested that the county sheriff turn over the names of its concealed carry permit holders. This issue dates back to April where auditor Kimberly McMullen requested the release of the information since concealed carry permits generate revenue for the county. She said she had no interest in names of the people who have permits, but said she was doing this to weed out financial discrepancies. "(In one case, in Beaver County, it) cost the county about $13,000 in revenue," she said, because an employee was discounting permit costs for friends," according to PennLive

Perry County Sheriff Carl Nace said this was a violation of PA’s Uniform Firearms Act, which says the transference of such information can only be within law enforcement. He also said he faces a $1,000 fine for each name if that information were to be released.

"They want the names of the people who have gun permits, and that's confidential," Nace said. "The only ones who can get information are law enforcement under official duty."

McMullen, along with two other auditors, filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Nace to get the information about the county's concealed carry holders.



Anonymous said...

No worry about this list in Maryland, we citizens are denied our 2nd. amendment rights!

Anonymous said...

One thing about living in PA, I am very confident when I go out, that I am surrounded by law abiding gun carrying people.
Try that in communist Maryland!