Missouri AG says FBI ‘illegally’ seeking concealed carry permit information


JEFFERSON CITY — Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Wednesday the FBI was planning to illegally “harvest” information on Missouri concealed carry permits next month through a series of audits at county sheriff’s offices.

His office said Schmitt sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday telling him to “cease their attempts to illegally obtain information from local sheriffs” on Missouri concealed carry permit holders, according to a news release.

“The FBI has absolutely no business poking around in the private information of those who have obtained a concealed carry permit in Missouri,” said Schmitt, who is one of more than 20 Republicans running for Senate in the Aug. 2 primary.