conceal and carry

3:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Citing tourism, Lake of the Ozarks town bans open carrying of guns

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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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7:53 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Missouri, Wisconsin create reciprocity agreement on guns

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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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4:25 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Nixon signs bill allowing state employees to keep guns in vehicles

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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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9:14 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. bill lets state workers carry guns in car

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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.

8:42 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Mo. House endorses sweeping gun proposals

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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.

4:39 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

ATF says it never sought Mo. concealed guns list


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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11:17 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Missouri Department of Revenue director resigns

Missouri Department of Revenue

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

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8:45 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Lawsuit Filed Over Digital Copying Of Conceal Carry Application

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) speaks in support of a lawsuit filed against the state, in which a man seeking a conceal carry permit says he was told his application and documents had to be digitally scanned and stored by the state.
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A lawsuit has been filed in the Missouri Bootheel accusing the state of wrongfully requiring digital copies of vital records.

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