Skip to comments.Missouri lawmakers pass expanded gun rights on final day
Posted on 05/13/2016 10:38:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Missouri lawmakers passed a sweeping expansion of gun rights Friday, allowing people to carry concealed guns without needing permits while also expanding their right to stand and fight against perceived threats.
The legislation, which goes to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, was among the most prominent measures passed by the Republican-led Legislature on the final day of its annual session.
Under the measure, most people could carry concealed guns, even if they havent gone through the training now required to get a permit. The legislation would also expand the states castle doctrine by allowing invited guests such as baby sitters to use deadly force against intruders. And it would create a stand-your-ground right, meaning people would have no duty to retreat from danger in any place they are legally entitled to be present.
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Nixon will probably veto it.
Meaningless GOPe maneuvering. They know it won’t get signed into law by the governor, so they pass it on the last day so they can’t override the inevitable veto. Yet they can go home and proudly proclaim that they did their jobs and if only they’d had more money to campaign with they could have passed the bill sooner that session. Here’s how to donate... etc., etc.
Most likely he will, but his veto could be overridden. At one time governors’ vetoes were only rarely overridden in Missouri, but now it seems a pretty regular occurrence.
Yes, but the session is over, so I guess it will have to be introduced again. The Republicans do have substantial majorities in both the senate and representatives, and the state has made some good progress on important issues.
They did just defund Planned Parenthood, and rejected the Fedzilla coercion that federal money would be with held.
What about the Missouri (RSMO) provision that makes it illegal to carry under the present permit on a bus or light rail?
Having listened to most of the debate (and watched some) yesterday, it was sad to watch virtually EVERY Black legislator voice his/her disapproval. Democrats one and all. Seems to be no independent thinking on their side of the aisle.
I believe the carry as applied to transportation and college campus’ failed or was pulled.
No, The legislature has a dedicated veto session later this summer-September.
The bills passed by wide margins, and several other bills he vetoes earlier were over-ridden, so he knows he either pisses off the majority republican residents by vetoing before a major NOV election, his leftist minority by passing, does nothing and lets it become law by default, or gets it rammed down his and their throat by veto later this summer.
I think he’ll let it become law w/o action-we’ll know more within 10 business days starting Monday....
Will be interesting indeed to see how Gov. Nixon handles this. I, like you, tend to think he will "let it ride."
Good. As long as the measure becomes law. Thanks.
So the Sept. session isn’t already planned?
I would think that people stuck in areas where violence has happened such as Ferguson, would want the right to carry for self protection no matter what color they are.
You would think that these legislators would try to represent their constituents rather than toe the party line.
Just glad that the measure passed, and will probably soon be the law. As this continue to deteriorate, more and more people will need to be prepared for self defense. JMHO
We live in a rural area subdivision just outside the city limits of a small town. Most people don’t even lock their doors during the day, and everyone feels relatively safe, I think.
However, almost all also have rifles and/or pistols since hunting is a big thing here. Teachers and students have been known to miss a few days of school during deer season (also known as deer flu). Lots of freezers full of venison after the season is over.
Okay. I can see my post wasn’t clear. My bad. There is a regularly scheduled veto session that begins Sept. 14. However, if 3/4 of legislators in both Houses agree, an earlier vote (special) can be called. They may wait on Gov. Nixon to see what he does first. Sorry for confusion-on my part.
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