JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KMOX) – Governor Jay Nixon has been ordered to testify in a Stoddard County case involving the sharing of personal information of Missouri gun owners.
It was in Stoddard County that a lawsuit was filed against the Missouri Department of Revenue and the plaintiff’s attorney, Russell Oliver, says Gov. Nixon shares responsibility.
“At some point in time it was evident from his public statement that he has had conversations with people who are involved in this case,” Oliver said.
Oliver represents Eric Griffin who he said passed the concealed carry background check, completed the safety course, and then went to the fee office to have his endorsement stamped on his driver’s license. That’s when he was told his documents would have to first be scanned and sent to a third-party server.
The lawsuit set off a rash of complaints about the so-called “gun list” in Jefferson City, resulting in several revelations and the resignation of the Revenue Department’s director.
The governor is scheduled to testify on May 3rd. Gov. Nixon could still ask a judge to cancel the subpoena. The governor’s office has not returned phone calls from KMOX concerning the order.