conceal and carry

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A national gun control group says it is running an ad in Missouri's capital city urging lawmakers to reject a bill making it easier to carry concealed guns.

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The Missouri House has passed a bill with a number of provisions aimed at expanding access to guns.

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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers are considering whether to allow concealed weapons on public transit.

Republican Sen. Bob Onder told a Senate panel Wednesday that his proposal is about safety. He said public transit can be dangerous, and allowing people to carry concealed guns on buses and trains would deter crime.

Talking Politics - Conceal and Carry

Dec 15, 2015
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It has been a record-breaking year for concealed carry weapons in Boone County. As of December, the Sheriff’s Department was on pace to field the highest amount of permit requests it’s ever had, topping the 2013 record. 

The uptick in requests this year surprised even the Sheriff’s Department, which had to request a budget amendment in October to account for additional revenue and expenses from the applications. 

 


New Missouri law changes who can carry weapons

Nov 13, 2014

A new Missouri law now prevents any city or municipality from banning open carry of firearms.

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City leaders in a Lake of the Ozarks community have voted to ban open carrying of firearms to boost the area's image as a family friendly tourist destination.

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Missouri concealed weapons permit holders can now take their guns with them to Wisconsin.

Attorney General Chris Koster announced the two states had reached a reciprocity agreement when it comes to concealed weapons.

He says a new law requiring permit holders to undergo national background check upon renewal paved the way for the agreement. The same legislation also changed Missouri's gun permit to not include a photo of the holder.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing state employees to keep guns in their vehicles, while they are on property owned or leased by the state.

The bill also allows fire chiefs with concealed-gun permits and special approval to carry weapons on the job. And it bars governments from running gun-buyback programs unless those guns are later offered for sale or trade to licensed firearm dealers.

Nixon vetoed Friday a bill that would make some federal gun control laws void in Missouri. 

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State employees could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill heard by a Missouri Senate committee.

The measure considered Tuesday by the Senate General Laws Committee would allow those employees to have a firearm in their car if it is locked and the gun is not visible.

The legislation would also increase penalties for convicted felons who use an illegal firearm while committing another crime. But the committee's chairman, Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, said he wants to take that provision out of the bill.

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The Missouri House has preliminarily approved sweeping measures that would expand gun rights in the state and allow certain school officials to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.

The bill would allow appointed "protection officers" to carry concealed weapons as long as they have a valid permit and register with the state Department of Public Safety. The officers would also be required to complete a training course established by the peace officer training commission.

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The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is denying claims that it took part in a joint request for Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders.

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  The Missouri Department of Revenue is looking for a new Director.

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A lawsuit has been filed in the Missouri Bootheel accusing the state of wrongfully requiring digital copies of vital records.