Missouri Gov accused of Helping Feds Compile a Gun List
Kinder Says Nixon Administration Helping Feds Compile a Gun List
ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)– Lt. Governor Peter Kinder says the Missouri Department of Revenue is illegally sharing information on concealed gun permit applicants with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“We’re trying to get answers from the Governor and he’s stonewalling us,” Kinder said, “Missourians have a right to know where this policy came from.”
KMOX is awaiting calls back from both Governor Jay Nixon’s office. The Department of Revenue issued a statement saying its operations are “consistent with the protocols of state law.”
The allegation first surfaced Monday in a lawsuit filed by Eric Griffin of Stoddard County, Missouri. Griffin’s suit claims he was seeking a concealed carry gun licence at a local fee office, when he was told his personal information would be forwarded to other government agencies. A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the alleged data sharing, and a hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.<SNIP>