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Missouri Overrides Governor`s Veto of Right to Carry Bill!

Friday, September 12, 2003

On September 11, the Missouri Senate joined the House in voting to override Governor Bob Holden`s veto of HB 349, making the "Show Me State" the nation`s 36th state to pass a fair, non-discretionary Right-to-Carry (RTC) law. The veto of HB 349 was overridden in the House by a vote of 115 to 39. The vote in the Senate was 23 to 10. This marks only the seventh time in Missouri history that legislators have successfully overturned a governor`s veto. Missouri joins Colorado, New Mexico, and Minnesota as the fourth state this year to pass a "shall issue" RTC law.

"The National Rifle Association 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 NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "According to research, firearms are used more than 2 million times each year in self-defense, and studies have 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 Rep. Larry Crawford (R-117), Rep. Frank Barnitz (D-150), Sen. Harold Caskey (D-31), and Sen. Peter Kinder (R-27). 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.

And Missourians can celebrate an additional victory this week as both the Senate and House voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Holden`s veto of Reckless Lawsuit Preemption (SB 13). NRA-ILA congratulates you on these victories and thanks you for a job well done.

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Reckless Lawsuit Preemption (SB 13)
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