Rural judge prohibits Missouri revenue office from feeding gun information to the feds
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Rural judge prohibits Missouri revenue office from feeding gun information to the feds

Date: March 12, 2013
By: Luke Lyddon
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri Republicans in the state Capitol have been in a panic about state license offices sending their information to federal authorities, but at least one judge in Stoddard County says that can't happen.
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Wrap: A Stoddard County judge has temporarily blocked license offices from sending information of gun owners to the federal government.

This all began when Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder alerted the public to this process.

The plaintiff's attorney in the Stoddard County lawsuit Russell Oliver says this practice violates state statute.

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Description: "We are a state and a nation of laws. But we are also not going to collect and retain this personal and private information of our citizens. Those laws are supposed to mean something, and are supposed to be followed."

 

But the judge in the case says he wants more information from both sides before a permanent decision is made.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Luke Lyddon.

 


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