Well, yesterday my wife and I go to renew my wife's drivers license at the DMV.
In Missouri, you can either have your ccw endorsement shown on your drivers license or on a State issued ID card (your choice). We both have opted to have our ccw's on a separate State ID card so if we ever have to show our drivers license for cashing a check or other form of ID we aren't advertising our ccw status to every store clerk or vendor who asks for a drivers license as ID.
LEO's still receive our ccw status when running driver license info regardless if your ccw status is on the DL or the State ID card.
We both renewed our ccw in October last year and got our usual State ID card which is printed right there at the DMV while you wait.
So, now it's time to renew the wife's drivers license and she is sitting at the table waiting to do the eye test and get her picture. As the clerk is verifying that nothing has changed from her previous drivers license, she states, "You have ccw, correct?" To which the wife replies "yes." The clerk then asks, "Do you want your endorsement on your drivers license or do you want to keep it on the State ID?" To which my wife replied, "Keep it on the ID."
I suppose they must ask these questions as I just renewed my drivers license last month and a different clerk at the same DMV asked me the exact same questions. I didn't think anything of it because I was the only one in there when I did mine.
However this time there were several people waiting in line for their license. The kid who was standing next in line was a young guy around 20-22 yrs old, skinny with long unkempt hair and wearing a black leather trench coat. Not profiling here, but he looked scuzzy. Anyway, both my wife and I noticed that he got a very surprised and almost astonished look on his face when my wife stated that yes she has a ccw permit. He then looked at me, and I was standing there giving him a stern look and I can only assume that he figured I was carrying a gun too.
After a few minutes the new drivers license was printed out and we left. Going to the car, my wife and I 1/2 chuckled at the look on his face and 1/2 grunted with disgust that the clerk had to ask those questions showing no discretion what so ever.
I know there's nothing much you can do about it. All they are doing is processing the people and asking their required questions, but they also read off your address as well. Fortunately, there was no one within ear shot when the clerk verified our address. The dude in the black trench coat didn't get in line until after our address was called out.
Anyways, just thought it was an interesting story to share.
I do wish they provided for more privacy when conducting such personal business like giving out peoples address and ccw status. But getting the DMV to change the way they conduct business is kind of like getting water to flow up hill.
BTW... in Missouri these drivers license bureau's are "private contractors" with the state and it is not an official state office building so ccw inside there is not prohibited by state law. They also are not posted with any signs.