Mo. Leader Wants Panel to Look at Gun Data Release
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is calling for an independent investigation into the sharing of a state list of concealed weapon permit holders with the federal government.
Jones held a news conference Thursday outside Attorney General Chris Koster's office before delivering a letter asking Koster to appoint a commission to study the information sharing.
Earlier Thursday, the head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol told a Senate panel that it twice got a list of concealed gun permit holders from the state Revenue Department and shared it with a fraud investigator at the Social Security Administration.
A Koster spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
Jones also wants a special panel to look into new Revenue Department licensing procedures that make electronic copies of applicants' personal documents.