|The map refers to "Constitutional" carry as Unrestricted|
Modifies provisions relating to county sheriffs, self defense, unlawful use of weapons, and concealed carry permitsAccording to the NRA-ILA, SB 656 has these primary features:
06/27/2016: Vetoed by Governor Nixon
I expect that the SB 656 will follow the path of its predecessor of 2014. In that year, another omnibus gun law reform bill was passed with overwhelming margins in the Missouri House and Senate. Governor Nixon vetoed it. The number of that bill was SB 656.
This year the bill number, SB 656, may be a not so subtle message to Governor Nixon. In 2014, the legislature passed an omnibus gun reform bill, also titled SB 656. It also had 111 yea votes in the House, but only 21 yea votes in the Senate. It also passed the legislature on the last day of the session. Governor Nixon vetoed the 2014 SB 656 on July 14, 2014. On September 11, 2014, the Missouri House joined the Missouri Senate in overriding Governor Nixon's veto.
There are better than even odds that Missouri will be joining the permitless or "Constitutional" carry club this year. Enactment of SB 656 will increase the "Constitutional" carry club to 11, including three other states, Idaho, Mississippi and West Virginia that have passed similar legislation in 2016.
The other "Constitutional" carry states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Maine, Vermont, and Wyoming.
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