State Firearm Policies, Procedures & Guidelines (Missouri Department of Public Safety)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Missouri Department of Public Safety of Missouri.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.

Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

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Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for the identities of individual permit or license holders, but, rather, is a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain either a permit or a license. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
• policies and procedures regarding the sale and purchase of firearms. Please include all materials regarding the appropriate qualifications for the sale or purchase of firearms. Please include materials for particular venues, if available, including but not limited to the sale and purchase of firearms at gun shows.
• policies and procedures regarding the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please include all available segregable data.

Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

Please also provide any and all written reciprocity agreements regarding the validity of firearms permits awarded in this or other states.

If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.

Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: O'Connell, Mike

Mr. Waldman:

This email is in response to your Missouri Sunshine Law request received Sept. 21, 2016 seeking documents related to firearms acquisition, licensure, use and transfer.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety and its agencies, including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, do not maintain records related to firearms acquisition, licensure, use or transfer.

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program may contain some statistical data related to incidents involving the use of firearms in crimes in the state of Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a division of the Department of Public Safety, maintains that data for the state of Missouri. The UCR, website for Missouri is available at this website:

http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/SAC/data_and_statistics_ucr.html

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, as a law enforcement agency, would also create reports related to criminal firearms incidents investigated by the Patrol. To seek those reports, please narrow the scope of your request, including the time period of the request, so the Patrol's custodian of records could attempt to estimate the cost of responding to your request.
That new request should be sent to the Patrol's custodian of records using the request form at this link:

https://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/HP32PRR/pubRecChkForm.jsp

More information about the Patrol's custodian of records section is available here:

http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/PRD/custodianOfRecords.html

The Missouri Department of Public Safety has no other documents responsive to your request. This email fulfills the Missouri Department of Public Safety's responsibilities under the Missouri Sunshine Law and is the final response you will receive from DPS in response to your request of Sept. 21.

Mike O'Connell
Communications Director
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Office: (573)751-4819
Mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov<mailto:Mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov>

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