Missouri Department of Revenue Director Resigns
JEFFERSON CITY — A resignation letter from Governor Jay Nixon's office stated that Brian Long, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, has resigned in the midst of concealed carry disclosure controversy.
The current issue is whether the Social Security Administration has the legal right to request the list of all Missouri's concealed-carry permit holders.
U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer sent letters to the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration and Homeland Security, according to earlier reports to KOMU. Luetkemeyer asked why agencies are requesting this information, if they have the right to do so and how they plan to use it.
According to Luetkemeyer, the administration wanted this information to address the issue of fraud and mental health disability benefits. In the application for a conceal and carry permit, there is a box to verify mental abilities and if checked a person will not get these benefits.
An investigation will continue at both the federal and state level to look into the controversy.