Governor Jay Nixon isn’t saying whether he will sign or veto a proposal that would relax Missouri gun laws.
Nixon said he is hearing from some Missouri law enforcement about it.
“It’s been interesting to see in recent days some of the law enforcement folks stepping forward and raising some concerns about the training part,” said Nixon. “We’ll look especially closely at some of the training requirements and how robust they’ve been in our state.”
The bill would allow lifetime conceal and carry permits for Missouri residents ages 19 and older; would allow any legal gun owner to carry a concealed gun anywhere he or she can now carry openly; would expand Missouri’s “castle doctrine” to let invited guests in a home use deadly force to protect themselves and others in that home; and would allow the use of deadly force without a duty to retreat by any person who thinks a reasonable threat exists.