ATF says it never sought Mo. concealed guns list

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal firearms official says the agency never sought or received a list of Missouri concealed gun permit holders.

A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the agency was not involved in an effort to obtain the information by the federal Social Security Administration.

Missouri senators have publicized an email from a state crime analyst indicating that the Social Security Administration wanted a “comprehensive list” of concealed gun permit holders as part of a “joint venture” with the ATF.

But ATF spokesman Mike Campbell says there was no joint venture and his agency never asked for or received the Missouri information.

Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (LEWT’-keh-my-er) says the ATF also told him that it wasn’t involved in the request.

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