St. Louis Public Radio News
9:31 am
Fri March 7, 2003

Holden Says He'll Veto Conceal Weapons Bill

St. Louis, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden says he will veto a concealed weapons bill if it reaches his desk.

The House approved legislation yesterday that would allow most civilians to apply for a license to carry hidden guns. They would first have to complete a gun safety course.

But today in St. Louis, Governor Holden said if the Senate approves the bill, he'd veto it.

Holden says he would prefer a statewide vote decide the issue. Missourians narrowly defeated a concealed weapons proposal in 1999.