Mo. lawmaker files legislation to amend conceal and carry

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - A state lawmaker has filed legislation to amend conceal and carry in Missouri.

State Rep. Don Wells, R-Cabool, filed legislation (HB1747) Wednesday that would authorize owning a weapon solely as a curio, ornament, or keepsake which would otherwise be considered an unlawful weapon.

According to Wells the legislation:

-would also adopt a grandfather clause for firearms safety training certificates prior to 2011 and decreases the conceal and carry permit fee.

-would limit the cost a sheriff's office can charge for a conceal and carry permit from $100 to $65, and would decrease the cost of a renewal from $50 to $32, which is a sufficient cost for the services rendered.

"These changes help protect our 2nd Amendment rights," said Wells. "I believe law abiding citizens should be able to protect themselves. The bill also will help preserve a bit of America's weapon history. HB1747 is the fix to 2011 conceal and carry legislation, which did not grandfather in those people who lawfully trained and were issued their conceal and carry permits."

HB1747 is awaiting being assigned to a committee.

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