Missouri Concealed Weapons




Missouri Concealed Weapons
By: Randall Kamm

A bill allowing Missourians to carry concealed guns is headed to the governor.

The House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to send the legislation to Governor Holden, who has threatened to veto it. The Senate passed the legislation Friday.

Monday's vote comes about four years after Missouri voters narrowly defeated a proposal allowing concealed guns. Supporters of the measure say times have changed. This year's bill would not go to the ballot.

The legislation would let people age 23 and older apply to their county sheriffs for a permit to carry concealed guns. They would have to undergo training and could not have been convicted of violent or felony crimes.
The bill also would let all Missourians at least at 21 conceal guns in their vehicles, without need for a permit.