Kimber Gun Rights Bulletin: NRA Celebrates Missouri Legislature’s Veto Override


After last night’s decisive override of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s veto, the NRA sent the following email blast:

kimber_blk_logo_smallGovernor Nixon’s veto of pro-gun self-defense legislation, Senate Bill 656, was overridden by the Missouri General Assembly.  With this historic override, Senate Bill 656 will go into law allowing Missourians to carry a firearm for self-defense without a permit beginning on January 1, 2017, in addition to other important self-defense measures.

Sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18) and state Representative Eric Burlison, (R-133) SB 656 would:

Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry
Create Stand your Ground laws
Expand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and property
Implement 10, 20 and 50 year options for non-reciprocity issued permits
Allow components of firearm training for RTC permits to be online

Thank you to the NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who contacted their legislators in support of Senate Bill 656 during the regular and override session.  Special thanks to those legislators who continuously voted in support of Senate Bill 656 to protect Missourians’ right to defend themselves and their families.


  1. avatar FortWorthColtGuy says:

    Has Gov. Nixon released a statement?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      He released something in his underwear. I guess that qualifies as a statement.

  2. avatar Boba Fett says:

    I’m going to get back in the game and download the Uniform Crime Reports for the last several years to see if murder rates have changed at all for states that have adopted constitutional carry. I suspect they have not, but I shall remain impartial until I see the data.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Violent crime rates are affected overwhelmingly by other factors that are prevalent in large urban centers. For example, even a free state like Louisiana will see high rates of violent crime because of New Orleans.

      For this reason, it’s exceedingly difficult to control for those factors in order to determine the effect of right-to-carry laws on violent crime. And it’s never been done using statewide data. John Lott has done it, using county-by-county data, but unless you’re a statistician you won’t be able to understand how he did it.

      We won’t see noticeable changes in crime rates that we can tie to gun rights, until the residents of the most violent areas begin to exercise those rights. And I honestly don’t see that happening any time soon, especially in California, New York, D.C., etc.

      1. avatar Boba Fett says:

        I’m aware of all this, and I don’t disagree. I’m just curious to see if there are any noticeable changes when comparing the years prior to, and after adoption.

  3. avatar Joe R. says:

    MO still steps on its own johnson, with a broke (D)I<k Representative sitting through the pledge.

    Just FYI – 2) Blacks will never be equal while they continue to tell their own kids that they're not equal. For true equality to exist, you have to be something that other people want to equate themselves with.

    1. avatar Stan says:

      Ding, ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!

    2. avatar Big_McLargehuge says:

      Just FYI, white people telling black people what to do is the epitome of arrogance and entitlement.

  4. avatar Chadwick says:

    Come on Utah, get off your hiney! Damn rhinos keep killing stuff like this.

  5. avatar Captain O says:

    The Bill Of Rights (not Permits) IS the carry permit! This is the law of the land.

    Get over it.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      ^ This I believe, in my heart. But I don’t want to have to believe it from a prison cell.

  6. avatar LarryinTX says:

    I think Gov Nixon should teach the people a lesson, resign now! If I can’t be king, I’m gonna go home. I can’t take the ball ‘cuz it’s not mine, but I can go home and sulk.

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      Jay Nixon has been on the receiving end of a number of lessons the last three years; Ferguson and Constitutional Carry are just a couple. His plans for Senate seat evaporated with Ferguson.

  7. avatar 2A approved says:

    I wish the argument was about background checks. They do not work. They cost an enormous amount of money and man (Sorry) Person power. That money could go to local Police Departments, or better yet let the people keep it and maybe poverty would go down, and that might curtail the rising crime rate. Phew ok i feel better now.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    Missouri, the Show Me State, just showed Nixon. And the rest of the country.

  9. avatar Brian says:

    We almost had Open Carry in Florida, but a crony Senator who wanted to be a judge squashed it in committee. Payback was a beotch, however; the governor pulled the crony’s name from consideration.

    At least you Missourians had better luck!

  10. Once again, the Antis will cry wolf. “Surely crime will explode from this misguided policy.”
    And once again, it won’t. The problem is ILLEGAL guns, dummy.

  11. avatar Raul Ybarra says:

    Urgent Report from St. Louis, MO!

    I sit here in my office in West County writing this on the day after Constitutional Carry has become law. In my drive to work from my home in Edwardsville, IL, I even drive I270 through Fergusson. I was particularly cautious in my drive this morning, lest I hydroplane on the rivers of blood anticipated on the road. My camp shovel was at the ready, should I need to dig my way through the mass of bodies going from the parking lot to the office here in Maryland Heights.

    Unfortunately, all my preparations were for naught. The worst that I encountered was a couple of road crews working. The most inconvenient of these involved a lane closure, but that was over in Illinois. Thank heaven for that because it could only have been their oppressive gun laws that removed the temptation to go on a rampage for the delay.

    Please pray for my safety on my commute home tonight…

    1. I suggest a regular “steeling of the nerves” at the Ferguson Brewhouse. Just in case.

    2. avatar Mark Horning says:

      Cute, but I think the law becomes effective 1 January.

  12. avatar Big_McLargehuge says:

    Seems to be someone who disagrees with this outcome:

    I notice it’s always an officer, never an enlistedman.

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