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Governor: Revenue won't scan gun owners' info into driving license records

Date: April 16, 2013
By: Brendan Cullerton and Wes Duplantier
State Capitol Bureau

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Governor Jay Nixon says scanning gun owner's info for licenses is a thing of the past. Brendan Cullerton has more on the change that hasn't fully satisfied lawmakers in the state Capitol.
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Wrap: Just one day after Brian Long stepped down as the Department of Revenue Director, Nixon says the Department will no longer keep concealed carry information for drivers licenses.

The Department of Revenue has been under fire recently for sharing a list of gun owners with the feds--a practice state lawmakers claim is illegal.

Senate leader Tom Dempsey says he likes that Nixon is starting to pay attention to the situation.

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Description: "It's a positive step. A step in the right direction, but it doesn't get us to where we need to be."

Dempsey says the Senate still has questions about what the Department will do with the information it already has on file.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.

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The Department of Revenue Director stepped down yesterday, but the Senat Appropriations Chairmne says other officials in the Department should lose their jobs.
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Wrap: One day after the Director of Revenue resigned, Governor Jay Nixon now says the Department will stop retaining information of people with concealed carry permits.

Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer is leading the charge in investigating the Department for sharing a list of gun owners with the feds.

Schaefer says there are still people who should lose their jobs over the controversy.

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Description: "I think there are probably other people who, at this point, many of us have an absolute lack of confidence in their ability to represent the public and carry out responsibilities of a state agency."

Senate leader Tom Dempsey says he still wants Nixon to destroy digital files the state already has on Missourians who have weapons permits.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Brendan Cullerton.

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The governor says the state won't be holding on to scanned records from Missouri gun owners. But Republicans in the state Capitol say they're not done asking questions yet.
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Wrap: Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the state Department of Revenue won't scan or retain any more "concealed carry" certificates from gun owners.

The revenue department has been under fire recently for keeping that data and sharing it with the federal government. That scandal has already forced the director of the Department of Revenue to resign.

But Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer says the changes at Revenue won't stop senators from asking more questions about the controversy.

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Description: "This issue isn't going to end until we get resolution of how are protecting the public's information. Because what we've show with the CCW permit (controversy), they're not protecting it."

Schaefer says he still wants to question a federal agent who requested copies of gun owner data.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Wes Duplantier. Newsradio 1120. KMOX.

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The governor says the state won't be holding on to scanned records from Missouri gun owners. But Republicans in the state Capitol say they're not done asking questions yet.
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Wrap: Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says the state Department of Revenue won't scan or retain any more "concealed carry" certificates from gun owners.

But Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer says that won't stop senators from asking more questions about the controversy.

Schaefer says that right now the budget for the Department of Revenue's licensing division is at zero.  

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Description: "You know, the one think that I think, that I know that we're not going to do is allow a state agency is at a minimum be negligent in carrying out their function under law and then tell us that we have to give them more of the public's money or they're going to somehow take it out on the public. That's not going to happen."

The controversy has already forced to the director of the Department of Revenue to quit his job.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Wes Duplantier. Newsradio 1120. KMOX.


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