Missouri Republican State Senators voted this week to eliminate all funding for the driver’s license bureau because of the way the agency was keeping concealed carry gun records and fears over a popular UN conspiracy theory.
“They will not be able to issue any driver’s licenses,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer (R), reports KansasCity.com.
Republicans in Missouri became alarmed at a recent Senate Appropriations Committee hearing when Revenue Department Director Brian Long refused to agree to stop scanning and retaining concealed carry data, as he was supposed to under the 2005 federal Real ID Act.
The 2005 federal Real ID Act requires states to retain a database of scanned documents for verifying identity. The Missouri driver's license bureau was assigned with printing concealed carry permits, either on driver’s licenses or as a separate document.
Missouri assigned the driver's licensing bureau control over concealed carry permits in 2003 to help police identify people who had weapons.
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That was acceptable for ten years until Melissa Wilson, wife of state Rep. Kenneth Wilson (R), recently told the Senate Appropriations Committee that the decision to turn over a list of 163,000 Missourians with concealed weapons permits to the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General was part of a UN plot, reported the Columbia Daily Tribune.
"I have been doing some study on U.N. Agenda 21," said Melissa Wilson. "With this information going to the federal government, I feel that I will be a target. With Agenda 21, I will be someone who will be put on a watch list."
Wilson did not cite exactly where her information came from, but Glenn Beck did write a bestselling fictional novel called "Agenda 21."
A Missouri State House panel this week approved legislation that made it illegal to share information about concealed carry permits.