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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. 


The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.

If passed, House Bill 110 would only allow the Governor to appoint a temporary placeholder who would not be eligible to run in the special election.  House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith (R, Salem), the bill’s sponsor, says it’s not a deliberate swipe at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

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In the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Missouri lawmakers will have competing gun proposals when they convene next month for the 2013 regular session.  They include one that would require background checks for anyone who buys a firearm at gun shows.