While this committee did not vote on this important right to carry legislation, it is expected to send SB 745 to the House floor in the near future.
It is important that you contact your state Representative and urge him or her to vote “YES” on SB 745.
Sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), SB 745 includes improved right to carry language and technical corrections related to the 2013 transition of the concealed carry permit issuance process to the sheriffs. This language is a much-needed improvement in finalizing the transfer of the concealed permit process to the sheriffs. As you may recall, the permitting process was transferred to sheriffs last year after it was reported that the state Department of Revenue had shared personal information of Missouri permit holders.
Multiple pro-gun amendments have been added to SB 745. Those amendments include language that would modify the current concealed carry training requirement, which requires an individual to shoot both a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol, and would instead allow someone to shoot only one firearm rather than both firearms. Other language states that there shall be no more than forty students per qualified firearms safety instructor during the classroom portion of a firearms safety training course. Current Missouri law only allows forty students per classroom, regardless of whether or not there is more than one instructor present.
Please contact your state Representative TODAY and respectfully urge him or her to vote for SB 745. Contact information can be found here.
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