“Obviously you’re in a slippery slope situation if a sheriff can unilaterally deny a request for that type of public record,” Myer says. “What kind of record is he likely to deny next?”
April 1, 2014

Via Americans Against The Tea Party:

Ohio County, West Virginia — On March 4th, a staff writer for two local newspapers in Ohio County filed a request with the Sheriff’s office, requesting a list of concealed carry permit holders in the area under the Freedom of Information Act. Even though the list was considered public information under West Virginia’s FOIA, Sheriff Patrick Butler (legal custodian of the records) unilaterally denied the request. He afterward took to Facebook, proudly posting his letter of refusal to the acclaim of local gun owners:

He wrote a notice, along with the letter:

“The citizens of Ohio County voted m...

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