Lawmakers have until June 9 to craft and pass a concealed carry law, by order of a federal appeals court.
At about 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, the State of Missouri Data Center “detected repeated and unauthorized attempts” to access the server containing the information.
The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.
A weeks-long controversy involving the state illegally sharing the personal information of Missouri gun owners took a dramatic turn Thursday.
It was in Stoddard County that a lawsuit was filed against the Missouri Department of Revenue and the plaintiff’s attorney says Gov. Nixon shares responsibility.
Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.
The bill is the latest move in an ongoing controversy over the Revenue Department’s controversial scanning of concealed carry documents.
The measure responds to Republican objections that a list of concealed gun permit holders was provided to a federal Social Security investigator.
It would expand who can buy and carry weapons, while also declaring federal gun control proposals unenforceable within the state’s borders.
A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told The AP that the agency was not involved.