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    FBI Threatening To Audit All Conceal Carry Permit Holders

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    The shooting in Uvalde, Texas on May 24 prompted many on the left to advocate for gun control measures and outright bans.

    In June, 14 Republicans joined Senate Democrats in an effort to push gun control legislation opposed by the National Rifle Association. The voting count was 64 to 34.

    Following Senate ratification, the bill was approved by the House by a vote of 234-193 and included incentives to encourage states to implement red flag laws, which let organizations to seek the lawful confiscation of guns from individuals judged to be a threat. Two days later, President Biden signed the measure into law.

    Now, Biden’s FBI is launching a fresh assault on our Second Amendment rights by targeting gun owners.

    According to KRCG 13, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt stated that he had been informed that FBI investigators planned to visit many county sheriff offices in August to audit concealed carry certificates.

    According to an FBI spokeswoman, the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division possesses the biggest collection of such data provided by law enforcement organizations in the United States. NewsPress Currently reported.

    This information is utilized for policy formulation and security purposes. The FBI is responsible for assuring compliance through an auditing mechanism that has been in existence for years and includes all participating agencies. The upcoming audit in Missouri will ensure that the system is not being abused.

    Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Puett stated, “We’re audited on a variety of criminal history records but I never have seen anything on (concealed carry permits).”

    “(Criminal history records) are audited to make sure that we’re not inappropriately releasing criminal history information,” he added.

    The FBI maintains that auditors will never need access to state-approved concealed carry permit holders or keep information beyond what is required to address compliance issues.

    Schmitt stated that FBI agents will be prohibited from conducting any audits of concealed carry licences held by Missouri county sheriffs.

    Schmitt notified FBI Director Christopher Wray in a letter that Missouri law prevents sheriff departments from sharing sensitive list information with anybody, including federal, state, and private entities.

    In addition, he contended that federal investigators should not have access to permission records because such access would be in violation of the Second Amendment.

     

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    The concealed carry law that passed while he was a state senator contained a provision stating that only elected county sheriffs could access permits as lawmakers “Want to leave no doubt that the citizens of Missouri have a right to bear arms, and the federal government has no business poking around to find out their identities.”

    “In 2013, the Legislature passed a gun law that included a provision transferring responsibility for issuing identification cards for concealed gun permits from driver’s license clerks to local sheriffs after revelations that state agencies provided permit records to federal employees investigating fraud, according to KRCG. CONTINUE READING…

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