conceal carry

Gun Possession
6:19 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Mo. House Passes Bill Allowing Guns In Parked Cars On Business Property

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The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.

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Conceal Carry
7:23 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Legislation Transfering Conceal Carry Process From DOR To Local Sheriffs Endorsed By Mo. House

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The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would overhaul the state’s conceal carry process.

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Missouri State Budget/Conceal Carry
5:07 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Mo. Senate GOP Aims At Driver's Licenses, Hits Boats & Mobile Homes Instead

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri senators trying to target budget cuts at the agency that issues driver's licenses may have instead blocked funding for the registration of boats and mobile homes.

The Senate passed a budget plan late Monday that eliminates the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.

During debate, senators said the proposed cut could halt the issuance of driver's licenses. They described it as negotiating leverage to get additional information from state officials about the data collected from driver's license applicants.

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Missouri State Budget/Conceal Carry
5:27 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Mo. Senate Passes State Budget, De-Funds DMV, And Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt

Mo. Capitol at night
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

After nearly eight hours of debate Monday, the Missouri Senate has passed next year’s state budget.

The roughly $25 billion spending plan still does not include Medicaid expansion, but not for a lack of trying by Democrats.  Minority Floor Leader Jolie Justus offered up an amendment that would’ve added $890 million to the Social Services budget, enough to expand Medicaid to around 260,000 Missourians next year.

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Second Amendment
7:52 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Mo. House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill Shortly After Pro Gun Rights Rally

Roughly 300 people attended a rally Thursday to support legislation to expand gun owners' rights in Missouri. HB 436 passed the Mo. House shortly after the rally ended.
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The Missouri House has passed the so-called Second Amendment Preservation Act, less than 24 hours after it received first-round approval from the same body.

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MO Statehouse
4:18 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

ATF Denies It Requested Missouri Conceal Carry List

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(Updated to include response from Mo. Sen. Kurt Schaefer)

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is denying claims that it took part in a joint request for Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders. 

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
12:59 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Schaefer Says ATF Bureau And Social Security Requested Missouri's Conceal Carry Weapons List

Mo. Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) holds a press conference in his office on Apr. 16, 2013, where he states that ATF took part in the request for Missouri's CCW list. To Schaefer's right is Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R).
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer (R, Columbia) says the Department of Revenue (DOR) has continued to withhold information from his legislative committee about the list of conceal carry weapons (CCW) holders that the agency compiled for the federal government.

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Dept. of Revenue/Conceal Carry
11:24 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Nixon: Scanning, Retaining Of Concealed Carry Documents To End

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
(UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated at 7:04 p.m.

The Missouri Department of Revenue will cease scanning source documents for conceal-carry weapons applicants, also known as CCW’s.  This news comes a day after the resignation of now-former DOR Director Brian Long.

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Dept. of Revenue/conceal carry
2:00 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Brian Long Resigns As Director Of Mo. Dept. Of Revenue

(l-r) Mo. Dept. of Revenue Deputy Director John Mollenkamp and Director Brian Long testify before Mo. House Committee on Govt. Oversight on March 11, 2013. Long resigned April 15th and Mollenkamp is now Acting Director.
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Governor Jay Nixon (D) has announced that Brian Long has resigned as Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR). The resignation is effective immediately.

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Conceal Carry Documents
2:28 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Mo. Senate Members Grill Public Safety Officials Over Release Of Citizen Conceal-Carry List

(l-r) Mo. Dept. of Public Safety Deputy Dir. Andrea Spillars and Mo. State Hwy. Patrol Col. Ron Replogle answers questions from Mo. Senate budget writers.
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Budget writers in the Missouri Senate turned their attention today Thursday to the Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety as they continue to question why the state’s list of conceal-carry weapons holders was given to the federal government.

Colonel Ron Replogle testified that the Patrol received a request for the list in November of 2011 from the Social Security Administration, which was conducting a fraud investigation.

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