The Missouri Department of Revenue is looking for a new Director.
Brian Long resigned Monday after weeks of controversy surrounding the scanning of documents for driver’s license and conceal-carry weapons applicants. The pressure increased last week when it was discovered that the agency compiled the entire list of the state’s 163-thousand CCW holders for the Missouri Highway Patrol.
The Patrol then provided it to the Social Security Administration for an investigation it was conducting. ..
Long had only been on the job for about three months. He earlier defended the DOR’s policy, saying the scanning of documents was necessary to combat fraud, and that no one’s information was being given to the federal government.Update: KY3 (what does this TV station have against giving its actual call letters?) reports that Social Security's Inspector General, Patrick O'Carroll, has apologized to a Missouri Congressman for "errors [his office] made in reporting aspects of what happened regarding the handling of Missourians' private information." I still don't have any idea why Social Security wanted the Missouri conceal-carry records. I don't think you have to be an NRA member to find this request a head-scatcher.