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Sheriffs Receiving Paperwork for Conceal Carry

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Sheriffs across Missouri should expect applications to carry concealed weapons in the mail soon.

The Missouri Sheriffs' Association has sent about 120,000 of them, saying the paperwork should be in place when the new concealed carry law takes effect on October 11.

The group also made up forms for instructors to sign to certify an applicant has passed the required gun-training course. Lawmakers last month overrode a Governor's veto, which made conceal carry the law.

The law gives sheriffs responsibility for handling the permit process, but it doesn't specify anyone to develop forms and procedures. The sheriffs' association took on the job to avoid confusion that could have arisen if each of the 115 sheriffs issued a different application and permit.

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