Ore. House votes to ban concealed gun disclosure

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon House has voted to prohibit government agencies from disclosing the names of people with permits to carry concealed handguns.

The House approved the measure on a 44-14 vote on Wednesday, sending it to the Senate. The House has twice before approved similar legislation that later died in the Senate.

A state appeals court has ruled that information about applicants for concealed handguns is subject to disclosure under the public records law.

The case stems from a dispute between the Medford Mail Tribune and the Jackson County Sheriff after the newspaper filed a public records request for the database of people who have applied to carry concealed weapons.