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Missouri legislation would let sheriffs print gun permits

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.

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