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Satisfying lobbyists isn't protecting rights

February 26, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

West Virginia lawmakers are flirting with an idea that will make government more opaque, more secret - and take away at least one piece of the public's right to know. House Bill 4310 is summarized as "making gun permits and applications confidential except for law enforcement purposes." Further explanation in section S shows that means such records are "not subject to disclosure," or rather, exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.



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