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Vetoed Missouri Gun Bill At A Glance

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Today’s veto session includes a look at a bill impacting Missouri gun laws. 

Here's a quick overview of the bill: 

  • Gun Permits: The bill lowers the age to obtain a concealed gun permit in Missouri to 19 instead of 21. It allows people with concealed gun permits to openly carry firearms up to 16 inches long, even in cities with local ordinances prohibiting the open carrying of firearms.
  • Guns in Schools: The bill allows schools to designate teachers or administrators as school protection officers who are authorized to carry concealed guns after undergoing training
  • Gun Laws Nullified: The bill would nullify federal gun control acts that impose fees, tracking or registration requirements on firearms, accessories or ammunition that “could have a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens.”
  • Repercussions for Enforcing Nullified Gun Laws: The bill allows state misdemeanor charges to be brought against federal authorities enforcing gun-control laws that the bill declares invalid.The bill allows Missouri citizens to sue law enforcement officers or agencies for attempting to enforce nullified gun-control measures against them.

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