Missouri’s new concealed carry gun law will remain on hold, at least for the near future. The State Supreme Court has said “no” to an appeal that the temporary restraining order against the law be lifted. Friday, a St. Louis Circuit Court judge blocked the law from taking effect on Saturday, stating constitutional issued needed to be resolved. Attorney General Jay Nixon’s Office has appealed the restraining order, but the Supreme Court did not act until today on the request. Opponents claim the carrying of concealed weapons would violate a provision of the state constitution dating back to 1875. While issuing the temporary restraining order, the judge set an October 23rd hearing to determine whether to impose an injunction against the law. The legislation was approved during the regular session of the General Assembly, then vetoed by Governor Bob Holden. Holden’s veto was overriden by the Legislature during its veto session last month.
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