Missouri’s conceal and carry gun law has been fixed.Governor Blunt has signed legislation that addresses the State Supreme Court’s concerns about how the law would be funded. The court upheld the law, but found fault with its funding mechanism, ruling it imposed a mandate on counties without providing funding, a violation of the Hancock Amendment.The law allows sheriffs to use the $100 permit fee to cover the expense of issuing permits. If the fee fails to cover the expense, the state will pay the remainder. Nearly all counties had gone ahead and issued permits, despite the Supreme Court ruling. Only St. Louis and St. Louis County refused to issue permits following the court ruling.
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