The other day our legislators actually held it together to ensure stronger gun rights for Missouri.
It’s very nice to actually be able to say “Thank you for protecting our rights!” We thank all of those who stayed true and overrode Nixon’s veto of this law. Below is a short clarification on what the law does:
MISSOURI (KFVS) – Lawmakers overturned Governor Nixon’s veto on House Bill 656. This now allows most people to carry concealed weapons.
The measure also expands self-defense laws and adds a lifetime option for concealed carry permits.
This makes the concealed carry courses unnecessary now – but experts say it is still important.
“And that’s gonna be a thing again with going through a course is learning these things,” said Rick Doan. “It’s vitally important that you learn where you can carry and where you can’t carry because just because you can carry doesn’t mean you can carry any place.”
In fact there at 17 places where you can not carry still.
- Any law enforcement office
- Within 25 feet of a polling place on election day
- Any correctional facility
- Any courthouse
- Any meeting of a local governing body
- Any general assembly of a supreme court
- An airport
- Any store that dispenses liquor as its main source of revenue
- Any place prohibited by federal law
- Any school
- Child care
- Any riverboat gambling operations
- Gated amusement park
- Any church
- Private property where the owner has posted a sign
- Any sports arena
- Any hospital
Full text of the new law can be found Full Story