Former Alabama governor seeks to regain lost gun permit

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 09:43:46-04

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has gone to court trying to regain the pistol permit he lost after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges and resigning.

Court records show Bentley filed an appeal Tuesday challenging the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office decision to revoke his gun permit.

The complaint says the revocation happened in April after Bentley pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges related to an alleged affair with a staffer and resigned. The Tuscaloosa News first reported the appeal.

Bentley says he got a letter last month from the sheriff's office saying he wasn't a proper person to have a gun permit. His complaint also says the letter indicated Bentley had a pending criminal case.

Bentley had already pleaded guilty by then, receiving probation, a suspended jail sentence and community service.

The sheriff's office hasn't responded to Bentley's appeal.