Bill shielding gun permit data killed

From The Roanoke Times:

A state Senate committee killed legislation Wednesday that would put concealed handgun permit records off-limits to the public at local courthouses.

House Bill 25 would have prohibited circuit court clerks from disclosing information contained on a concealed handgun permit application or in an order approving a concealed handgun permit. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee killed the measure on an 8-7 vote Wednesday. The House of Delegates passed the measure last week by a vote of 81-17.