The legislature has approved Republican plans to take away from the revenue department the power to issue concealed weapons permits. The same effort changes the way gun owners have to be trained.
Legislative Republicans are getting their revenge on the Revenue Department for copying and keeping concealed weapon permit paperwork. They’ve cut department funding for the program and shifting responsibility for issuing the permits to local sheriffs.
But sponsor Dan Brown of Rolla says a shortage of bullets is changing the training that concealed weapons holders have to finish before they can get the license. The bill reduces the number of practice shots potential licnesees have to fire from fifty to thirty.
The legislature is giving sheriffs some extra money to pay for the extra step of issuing the permit. The governor has to approve the bill.