Skip to comments.Gun Owners Get 3 Big Victories in Missouri
Posted on 05/21/2012 7:03:49 PM PDT by marktwain
The Missouri General Assembly passed several pro-gun measures, sending them to Governor Jay Nixon before adjournment of the 2012 legislative session.
Senate Bill 489 contains important Right-to-Carry reforms by honoring all live-fire training exercises as part of the concealed carry course prior to changes made in the training requirements last year. SB 489 would also legalize the ownership of auto-opening, switchblade knives throughout Missouri.
House Bill 1647, would lower the Right-to-Carry age requirement from 21 to 18 years old for active duty military who are residents of or stationed in Missouri. It would also remove penalties for an accidental exposure of a firearm by a concealed carry endorsement holder and establishes a process for restoration of firearm rights for those currently prohibited.
Senate Bill 480 is a transportation omnibus bill that includes a provision establishing a National Rifle Association license plate. Purchase of Missouri NRA license plates will help fund important pro-Second Amendment activities in the Show-Me State.
All bills, if enacted, without an emergency clause will go into effect on August 28.
Thank you to Missouri NRA members for making your voices heard in the final days and hours of the 2012 session. Contacting your state elected officials was key in resurrecting a number of important NRA-backed firearm freedom legislation.
Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on these bills as they are signed by Governor Nixon.
Joy should be Jay
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My guess he will sign the pro guns bills.
The switchblade knife bill. I would not hazard a guess there.
The NRA License plates, my guess he will grit his teeth and sign it.
Since 2000 the Missouri legislature has been controlled by a republican majority in both houses due to the population growth outside of the liberal cities Kansas City & St Louis.
Another baby step in the right direction. In S. MS it stays rather warm for much of the year and keeping a weapon totally concealed requires overdressing or small weapons. Can't tell you how many times have given me funny looks when they see the outline of my pocket piece in my pocket, but they don't panick - they know I'm armed even though they can't "see" my weapon.