Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says he was assured by a top federal official that an electronic list of people with Missouri concealed gun permits never was used by any federal agency.
Luetkemeyer says he spoke with Patrick O'Carroll, the inspector general of the U.S. Social Security Administration. He says O'Carroll confirmed that a Missouri-based investigator recently asked for and received a list of more than 160,000 concealed gun permit holders from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The patrol has said that federal investigators were unable to read the disc, but Luetkemeyer says O'Carroll told him that the disc was readable.
Luektekemyer also says he received assurances that it was destroyed and the information never was used by either the inspector general's office or any other federal department.