The recent school shooting in Connecticut brought up renewed discussions about the relevance of an Illinois appellate court’s ruling which endorsed the right to conceal and carry.
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Updated with comments from Illinois officials. Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.
Illinois is the only state in the union that bans the concealed carrying of guns.
A ruling today from a federal appeals court may change all that.
Legislation lowering the minimum age for getting concealed gun permits in Missouri heads to the governor's desk.
Lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the bill reducing the minimum age to 21 from the current 23.
Missouri enacted its concealed-carry law in 2003 after legislators overrode a veto by then-Gov. Bob Holden.
The National Rifle Association says no other state with a concealed-carry law sets the minimum age at 23.
The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would lower the age for getting a concealed firearm permit from 23 to 21.
The conceal-carry language was added onto a larger firearms regulation bill. The bill's Senate handler, Brian Munzlinger (R, Williamstown) says lowering the concealed permit age to 21 would bring Missouri into line with most other states.
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