The Federal Bureau of Investigation is taking issue with Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s claim that the audit of firearms data they’re conducting next month is illegal.
In a statement released Friday on Twitter, the F-B-I’s Kansas City office calls the audit “routine” and says Missouri has participated “multiple times, most recently in 2018.”
The statement also says F-B-I auditors won’t be seeking to access any list of conceal-carry holders in Missouri.
Schmitt said in a letter last week that accessing the records of Missourians violates state law and Second Amendment rights.
Schmitt is running in the Republican primary for U-S Senate next month.