NRA Explore

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor`s Veto of Right-to-Carry Legislation

Thursday, September 11, 2003

FAIRFAX, VA - In a historic vote, the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate passed the nation`s 36th Right-to-Carry law (H.B. 349), successfully overriding Governor Holden`s veto. Only seven times in Missouri history have legislators successfully overturned a governor`s veto. Missouri joins Colorado, New Mexico and Minnesota as the fourth state this year to pass a "shall issue" Right-to-Carry law. "The National Rifle Association (NRA) would like to thank representatives and senators who voted for the override. They recognize the right of law-abiding Missourians to carry a firearm for protection," said Chris Cox, NRA`s chief lobbyist. "According to research, firearms are used more than 2 million times each year in self-defense, and data has shown that states that have Right-to-Carry laws experience significantly less crime. "Governor Holden`s indifference on the issue of self-defense and the right of Missourians to protect themselves and their loved ones outside of the home was careless. The big winners today are the law-abiding citizens who will reap the benefit of this Right-to-Carry law," added Cox. "The streets of Missouri just became safer for everyone-- except criminals." There was overwhelming bipartisan support in the Missouri legislature for a Right-to-Carry law. On behalf of law-abiding gun owners throughout Missouri, NRA would like to recognize the support and hard work of Representative Larry Crawford, Representative Frank Barnitz, Senator Harold Caskey and Senator Peter Kinder. And, as always, the grassroots effort and political activism by tens of thousands of NRA members across the state played a pivotal role in this process. The 132-year-old National Rifle Association is the nation`s oldest civil rights group. NRA advocates enforcement of existing laws to prosecute and punish violent criminals. The NRA is the nation`s leader in teaching gun safety and promoting marksmanship among law enforcement officers. The Association has approximately 4 million members across America. --nra--
Missouri Right-To-Carry


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

'Forty percent of guns don’t go through background checks' Lie Debunked

The claim that 40 percent of gun sales do not go through a federal background check is false ...


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Handgun ban? Fuggedaboudit! Nassau County DA Lifts Unconstitutional Restriction

Last week, law professor and Washington Post blogger Eugene Volokh, exposed how the District Attorney’s Office in Nassau County, New ...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Florida Alert! Bill to Allow Open-Carry to Stop Abuse of CW License Holders

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 9:00am the House Criminal Justice Committee will hold a hearing on  HB-163 ...


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Jersey's Gun Control Trap

"They basically told me I'm one step below a murderer in the eyes of the New Jersey court." So ...


Friday, September 18, 2015

CNN Poll Offers Bad News for Gun Controllers, Anti-gun Candidates

Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination – Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley – have spent significant effort in recent months trying to ...

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered ...

Friday, October 9, 2015

Michigan: Flawed Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced Designed to Erode Self-Defense

Bloomberg’s anti-gun machine has set its sights on the Michigan Legislature, once again.  This week, the Legislature saw ...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Florida Report: Open Carry Bill Passes 1st House Committee 10-6-2015

Today, Tuesday, October 6, 2015,  the House Criminal Justice Committee held a hearing on  HB-163 by Rep. Matt ...


Friday, September 25, 2015

Witless for the Prosecution: New York DA Forces Staff to Forgo Second Amendment Rights

Madeline Singas, Acting District Attorney for Nassau County, New York, is a hypocrite. Worse, she is willing to ...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

California: Two Anti-Gun Bills Still Awaiting the Governor’s Consideration

Governor Brown has until Sunday, October 11, to decide to VETO or sign the two remaining anti-gun bills ...


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.