St. Louis Public Radio News
3:00 pm
Fri March 12, 2004

Concealed Gun Opponents Ask for Rehearing

Jefferson City, MO – Opponents of Missouri's conceal and carry gun law are asking the state Supreme Court to rehear evidence in the case.

Attorneys who filed the original lawsuit want the justices to review arguments that the law makes requirements of Missouri counties without providing the funding to pay for them. Those are called unfunded mandates.

Last month the court ruled that the law was an unfunded mandate, but only in 4 counties.

A few sheriffs around the state are taking concealed gun permit applications.

But most, including in St. Louis County, are not.

Concealed weapons in Missouri could be further delayed if the court accepts yesterday's motion for a rehearing.

County police say they're going to file their own challenge to the law.