Missouri legislation would let sheriffs print gun permits
05/16/2013 5:44 PM
05/20/2014 10:44 AM
Missouri lawmakers want county sheriffs rather than the state Revenue Department to print concealed weapons permits.
The Senate passed legislation 24-5 on Thursday handing the task to sheriffs. The measure now heads to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri's sheriffs already make sure that applicants meet all the criteria for carrying a concealed firearm. But the Revenue Department is responsible for printing concealed-carry endorsements on people's drivers' or non-drivers' ID card.
Republican lawmakers pushed for the legislation after learning the Revenue Department compiled a list of Missouri gun permit holders to share with a federal agent in the Social Security Administration.
The legislation would also require school personnel to undergo training on responding to an active shooter in school buildings.