By The Associated Press
JACKSON – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s staff suggested that the Department of Public Safety should delay fulfilling requests for gun permit records until a law could be enacted to shield them from public scrutiny, emails show.
Emails show Bryant staff counsel Jack Wilson on Jan. 26 wrote that the permits “are subject to the public records act” after they were requested by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.
But he and other Bryant staffers suggested DPS should delay its response as long as possible, then deny the request as violating gun
owners’ Second Amendment rights.
The department denied press requests for a list of concealed weapons permit holders.