From OregonLive.com The Oregon House approved a bill today to remove concealed weapons records from the public record. House Bill 2787, carried on the floor by Rep. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, was approved 42 to 18. The bill had bipartisan support with Rep. Jeff Barker, D-Aloha, and Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, on board. Thatcher argued that there was no reason to open concealed gun permits to public scrutiny when public records laws exist to shine a light on government, not citizens. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. The House bill was at the request of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association. Media outlets oppose the proposal. The 18 nays came from 17 Democrats and 1 Republican. The House is tied 30-30.