Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry
9:06 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for more than the past week after requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

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Concealed Carry
5:36 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government

Attorney General Tim Fox

Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.

The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.

Attorney General Tim Fox speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about those threats and how his administration plans to approach open records requests in the future.

  

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Concealed Carry
6:33 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Why the AG doesn’t want the AP to know who has a concealed carry permit

MT Attorney General Tim Fox

 Attorney General Tim Fox said Monday he is denying a request from the Associated Press to turn over information about the state’s more than 30-thousand concealed carry permit holders.

The information includes names, addresses and driver’s license numbers for those with the concealed weapons permits. The AP made the request in mid-March, after the legislature passed a bill making the information confidential but before it was signed by Governor Steve Bullock.

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