concealed carry

Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
5:34 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Cole Co. Judge Quashes Subpoenas Served To Nixon Admin. Officials Over Document Scanning

Mo. Capitol
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One day after a Missouri House committee issued subpoenas to several members of Governor Jay Nixon's (D) administration, a Cole County judge has issued a preliminary order blocking the subpoenas.

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MO Statehouse
3:17 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Mo. House Hearings On Driver's License Document Scanning Controversy Begin

Jackie Bemboom (seated, at microphone) head of the Department of Revenue’s Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License division, testifies at the Missouri Capitol on June 26, 2013.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Updated 4:38 p.m.

A Missouri House committee formed to investigate the Department of Revenue’s scanning of driver’s license applicants’ documents has begun two days of hearings into the controversy.

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3:19 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

While Waiting On State Action, Madison County Sets Its Own Guidelines For Concealed Carry

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Updated at 11:50 a.m., Friday, June 7 & 3:14 p.m. 

The Illinois State Police on Friday issued a response to Gibbons' letter. The state police, along with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Sheriff's Association, say they will continue to enforce state law which prohibits the carrying of "an immediately accessible firearm on your person or in your vehicle regardless of whether it is concealed." Violating the law can result in an arrest.

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4:38 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Concealed Carry Legislation Now In Hands Of Ill. Gov. Quinn

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Will be updated. Reporting from Chris Slaby.

Both the Illinois House and Senate have approved legislation allowing people to carry guns in public. Illinois, under threat of a court order, is poised to be the last state with such a law. 

The fate of concealed carry in Illinois now rests with Governor Pat Quinn.

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Politics / Guns
1:03 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Ill. House Approves Plan To Allow Public Concealed Carry Of Guns

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Will be updated.

The Illinois House has approved a plan to allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public.

The proposal adopted Friday was brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan, but it's opposed by several of his fellow Democrats, including the governor.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office has called the plan a "massive overreach" because it would wipe out all local gun regulations, including Chicago's ban on assault-style weapons. That's a deal-breaker for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who backs tough restrictions to curb the city's gun violence.

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
4:42 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Mo. Lawmakers Send Bill To Gov. Nixon That Bans DOR From Scanning Driver's License Documents

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Legislation is on its way to Governor Jay Nixon (D) that would forbid the Missouri Department of Revenue from scanning and storing source documents of driver's license and non-driver's license applicants.

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
1:05 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Nixon Threatens Layoffs Over 8-Month Budget For Missouri's Motor Vehicles Division

(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Governor Jay Nixon (D) is threatening to lay off state workers unless Republican lawmakers fully fund the Missouri Department of Revenue's Motor Vehicles Division for a full fiscal year.

The warning comes one day after House and Senate budget negotiators agreed to only fund the state division for eight months, as a means of pressuring state Revenue officials to stop scanning and storing source documents of driver's license applicants.  Nixon says he'll treat the 8-month appropriation as a full year's funding if GOP leaders don’t reverse themselves.

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Dept. of Revenue/conceal carry
5:02 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Jones Unveils New Committee; Says Attempt To Access CCW List Was Part Of House Investigation

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) announces the creation of a special committee to investigate the DOR/CCW controversy.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue's scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW) holder list to the federal government.

Jones says the committee is necessary because the Nixon administration has not fully cooperated with lawmakers' efforts to get answers to everything that's happened and why.

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Dept. of Revenue/conceal carry
7:05 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Fed. Investigator Testifies Before Mo. Sen. Committee On Receiving Conceal Carry List

(l-r) Soc. Security investigator Keith Schilb and Special Agent in Charge Troy Turk are sworn in at a Mo. Senate Appropriations hearing on May 1st, 2013.
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The federal investigator who requested Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders testified under oath Wednesday before a State Senate committee.

Keith Schilb of the Social Security Administration's Inspector General's office told the Senate Appropriations Committee that part of his job is to seek and develop projects that could indicate whether there is enough evidence of fraud to warrant an investigation.  He says that’s how the inquiry into Missouri’s conceal carry database began.

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Second Amendment
4:16 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House Passes Another Gun Rights Bill

Mo. House in session on April 30th, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that would expand the rights of gun owners and reduce the role of the state Department of Revenue.

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