- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says his administration will stop making electronic copies of people’s concealed-gun permits.

Mr. Nixon announced the policy reversal Tuesday after several weeks of criticism from Republicans who said the new document copying policy of the Department of Revenue was an invasion of privacy.

The Democratic governor said his administration had “determined that the scanning and retention of concealed carry certificates are not essential to the integrity of the license issuance process.”

The Department of Revenue handles concealed carry permits because it is responsible for issuing photo identification cards or placing a concealed weapons endorsement on people’s driver’s licenses.

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