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Stoddard County man files concealed and carry lawsuit

Mar 05, 2013 -- 11:29am


Eric Griffin from Stoddard County has filed a lawsuit after he had problems getting his concealed carry endorsement on his driver's license. He was approved by the sheriff but the license office wanted more documentation, including his birth certificate and residency. Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russell Oliver says that protected information did not need to go a 3rd party and called it illegal.

He says current laws do not require this type of verification – only that his conceal and carry papers are in order. A trial judge issued a temporary restraining order over the practice Monday and scheduled a hearing March 12. Oliver says the order is limited to the Stoddard County license office. A Revenue Department spokesman says the agency follows the law.

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