Missouri Republicans vow override after Nixon vetoes loosening of gun laws

by Kurt Erickson  |  published on June 30, 2016

Gun rights supporters began counting down to Sept. 14 on Monday after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a Republican-led plan to loosen state gun laws.

The mid-September date is the lone day set aside by lawmakers to override vetoes by the Democratic chief executive. The sweeping rewrite of firearms laws is expected to be high on the agenda.

“I think we’re pretty committed to standing for people’s constitutional right to bear arms,” said Rep. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, who said the governor’s action was not surprising. “I think the chances of overriding are pretty good. I think our numbers are strong, and we think this will become law.”

The measure, which would allow people to carry concealed weapons without permits, was approved in the House on a 114-36 vote, with three Democrats voting “yes.” An override would need 109 votes. Even if those Democrats were to reverse their positions and side with Nixon on an override, those votes could be offset by six Republicans who were absent when the bill was debated on May 13.

  • texexpatriate

    All Democrats are American traitors! So sorry, Missouri. Why the hell did you elect this bozo?

  • Blue 3

    Constitution doesn’t give you the right to carry. Definitely not concealed without permit.

    • texexpatriate

      Well, you are quite wrong. Concealed or open, the Constitution supports firearms, whether or not you carry them. The trouble is there are dopes like you in America who have made laws without regard to the Constitution, and dopes like you who follow those laws..

      • Blue 3

        The constitution gives you the right to own and use firearms reasonably. Hunting, defense of personal property, and possibly defense of the nation.There’s nothing reasonable about just anybody walking around with a weapon unchecked. I get where you’re coming from. This is a crazy nation now. You give everyone the right to carry open or concealed and you’ll find out how crazy. I grew up just punching mouthy people like you in the face. That’s not the world we live in now.

  • Luke

    Why do laws need to be passed and signed for Americans to carry weapons since the 2nd Amendment already allows that..
    Why do politicians think they need to give us what we already have.?

    • Worried Vet

      It’s called control and two sets of standards. The old do as I say not as I do. The hypocrisy is disgusting they mostly have guns of their own and armed protection. It won’t get any better without enough of us voting to change the idiots who passed these laws in the first place.

      • Luke

        I agree with your reasoning but I don’t understand why we allow these so-called lawmakers to make laws that are not of the constitution and against our God given rights..
        I also agree that the lawmakers, especially the liberal ones are disgusting hypocritical buttonholes

        • Worried Vet

          Your right they are butt holes. They have the idea they know better than we do. What’s sick is most have never lived like a common person does. They need to come down to our level and live of the same amount most of us do and then decide who knows better.

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