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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.

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  1. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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…


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