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Nixon Frustrated With Concealed Weapons Delay

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Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is frustrated that lawmakers haven't acted quickly to revise Missouri's concealed guns law.

One week has passed since the state Supreme Court upheld the Legislature's right to legalize concealed guns. But the court also said the law's funding mechanism violates a prohibition on unfunded mandates.

Some sheriffs are taking concealed gun applications. But many others are waiting.

Nixon proposed language Monday to resolve the funding problems. But bills containing the proposal haven't been referred to committees in the House or Senate.

At issue is how sheriffs can spend the money they get from issuing gun permits, which cost up to $100 each.

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