Senators grill Public Safety, Highway Patrol officials on releases of gun owner info
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Senators grill Public Safety, Highway Patrol officials on releases of gun owner info

Date: April 11, 2013
By: Wes Duplantier
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 8

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Republicans in the state Capitol say they want to stop Missouri departments from giving out information on gun owners in the state. They say they want policy changed and even some people to be fired.
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Wrap: State officials have previously denied that any private information was ever released. But now the head of the state Highway Patrol says it was given to a federal Social Security investigator at least twice. Senators say that's a violation of state privacy laws.

Kansas City Republican Senator Ryan Silvey says Highway Patrol superintendent and a high-ranking official at the Department of Public Safety should lose their jobs over the controversy.   

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Description: "What I know is, if I was governor, your resignation and your resignation would have been on my desk yesterday."

The state House Speaker has also called for a formal investigation into the release of gun owners' information.

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

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Republicans in the state Capitol are turning up the heat on state workers they say are illegally sharing information about gun owners.
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Wrap: State officials have previously denied that any private information on gun owners was ever released.

But now the head of the state Highway Patrol says a federal agent requested the entire list of all Missourians with concealed carry permits. And he got it--twice.

Columbia Republican Kurt Schaefer says those records can be used for law enforecement investigations. But he said turning over all the records could lead to illegal profiling.

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Description: "But the concept of the ability to, basically gather intelligence through profiling is a different issue than an individual law enforcement investigation."

Schaefer says the state Senate might issue a subpoena to question the federal agent further.

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

Intro: 
Republicans in the state Capitol are turning up the heat on state workers they say are illegally sharing information about gun owners.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: State officials have previously denied that any private information on gun owners was ever released.

But now the head of the state Highway Patrol says a federal agent with the Social Security Administration requested the entire list of all 163,000 Missourians with concealed carry permits. And he got it--twice.

Senate Republicans say that was illegal. But Highway Patrol Superintendent Ron Replogle (REP-low-gul) says it was legal.  

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Description: "We feel, the Patrol, and I've checked with our legal counsel, that our employees at the time this was released, both times, felt that this was a legitimate criminal investigation."

Schaefer says the state Senate might issue a subpoena to question the federal agent further.

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


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