Mo. Bill would Allow Sheriffs Issue Weapon Permits

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 30 2013 Apr 30, 2013 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:10:27 PM CDT April 30, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow county sheriffs to issue concealed weapons permits instead of the Revenue Department.

Missouri sheriffs already have the responsibility of receiving concealed-carry applications, reviewing applicants' backgrounds and issuing paper permits. But under current law, recipients take the paper permits to a local licensing office overseen by the Department of Revenue to receive a photo ID card noting their concealed-carry status.

Republican lawmakers want to allow sheriffs to print the permits after learning the Revenue Department compiled a list of concealed weapons permit holders to share with a federal agent at the Social Security Administration.

The measure passed 123-34 Monday. It would also allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in schools buildings. It now heads to the Senate.

 

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