House wants to keep gun registration private

Posted at 2:29 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 16:29:21-05

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho Republicans are backing a measure that would exempt the acquisition of sawed off shotguns, machine guns and silencers from public records request.

The measure passed through the House State Affairs Committee Monday in a 13-4 vote along party

Under the proposed legislation, registration documents filed with a local law enforcement agency for weapons identified in the National Firearms Act would be kept

Republican Rep. Caroline Troy says new federal regulations will require people and businesses to release more personal

She says House Bill 478 is necessary to protect such personal information of those acquiring weapons and would also protect such individuals and businesses from

The bill was met with opposition from House Democrats, who said it created community safety concerns.