Skip to comments.Lawmakers try again to fix funding flaw in gun law
Posted on 02/03/2005 10:54:31 AM PST by freepatriot32
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Some lawmakers are taking another shot at fixing a funding flaw in Missouri's concealed carry law.
Although not a top tier issue, Republican lawmakers pledge the bill will get considerably more attention than last year, when a similar measure never received debate in either chamber.
"It's something we're going to deal with," Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons, R-Kirkwood, said Wednesday.
Republican Gov. Matt Blunt also supports the bill, a spokesman said. The legislation got a hearing Tuesday before a Senate committee, which could vote as soon as next week to send it to the Senate floor.
The Republican-controlled Legislature passed a law in September 2003, over the veto of Democratic Gov. Bob Holden, that allows most Missourians 23 and older to receive concealed weapon permits from their county sheriffs after passing a criminal background check, completing a firearms training course and paying a fee.
Those in St. Louis city and county are not allowed to apply for the permits.
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