Missouri House computer sought access to gun permit holders

1:19 PM, May 3, 2013   |    comments
Missouri State Capitol building. (AP File)
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says a Missouri House computer was used in an effort to access a secure website with the list of people who have a concealed weapons permit.

The Office of Administration filed an open records request to determine who did it. Spokeswoman Misti Preston said Friday the user tried unsuccessfully to view the list 23 times.

She says the website was accessed using log-in information that state officials previously provided to a federal agent. That agent told a Senate committee this week he wanted the list of permit holders for an investigation into Social Security fraud.

Preston says the log-in information was made public during the Senate's investigation but the data was removed from the website in March.

Missouri House officials were not immediately available for comment.

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