Missouri committee to investigate concealed-carry permit records


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri's house speaker is forming a committee to investigate records of concealed-carry permit owners that were allegedly released to the federal government.

Republican Tim Jones says the committee will work to find out why the information was released and who is responsible.

In a news conference Monday, Jones accused Governor Jay Nixon and his administration of not cooperating with the investigation.
"Governor Nixon's administration did not have the statutory or regulatory authority to force Missouri citizens to turn over private information, like birth certificates and concealed-carry permits, to be scanned and saved by the state government," Rep. Jones said.
Jones says the committee is due to report its findings by September 1.