Associated Press http://kufm.org en AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information http://kufm.org/post/ap-reporters-threatened-after-requesting-concealed-carry-permit-information <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for more than the past week after requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.mtpr.org/post/why-ag-doesn-t-want-ap-know-who-has-concealed-carry-permit" target="_blank">The request made headlines in recent weeks </a>after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:06:54 +0000 Dan Boyce 6448 at http://kufm.org AP reporters threatened after requesting concealed carry permit information Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government http://kufm.org/post/extended-interview-tim-fox-speaks-threats-ap-reporters-thoughts-open-government <p></p><p>Montana reporters with the Associated Press have been receiving online threats for requesting the public information available on the state’s concealed carry permit holders.</p><p>The request made headlines in recent weeks after the Attorney General’s office refused the request, citing privacy concerns.</p><p>Attorney General Tim Fox speaks with Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce about those threats and how his administration plans to approach open records requests in the future.</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:36:26 +0000 Dan Boyce 6442 at http://kufm.org Extended Interview: Tim Fox speaks on threats to AP reporters, thoughts on open government Why the AG doesn’t want the AP to know who has a concealed carry permit http://kufm.org/post/why-ag-doesn-t-want-ap-know-who-has-concealed-carry-permit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Tim Fox said Monday he is denying a request from the Associated Press to turn over information about the state’s more than 30-thousand concealed carry permit holders.</span></p><p>The information includes names, addresses and driver’s license numbers for those with the concealed weapons permits. The AP made the request in mid-March, after the legislature passed a bill making the information confidential but before it was signed by Governor Steve Bullock.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:33:20 +0000 Dan Boyce 6057 at http://kufm.org Why the AG doesn’t want the AP to know who has a concealed carry permit