On Friday—the last day of the session—both the Missouri Senate and House approved Senate Bill 656, an pro-gun measure that makes several important changes.
Sponsored by Republican state Sen. Brian Munzlinger and Republican state Rep. Eric Burlison, SB 656 would recognize Missourians’ right to constitutional/permitless carry where open carry is not prohibited; expand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground laws; and expand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and property. It would also specify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed-carry permits; allow military members extra time to renew their permits; implement 10-, 20- and 50-year options for non-reciprocity-issued permits; and allow components of firearm training for RTC permits to be online.
Senate Bill 656 will now be sent to the desk of Governor Jay Nixon for his consideration and signature.
Alabama Governor Signs Law Benefiting Veterans
Alabama’s governor on Friday signed into law an important pro-gun measure that will benefit those who have served in our nation’s military.
Gov. Bentley singed House Bill 98, sponsored by state Republican Rep. David Standridge. The law will allow qualified, law-abiding, retired military veterans to apply for and receive an Alabama concealed weapon license (CWL) without a fee.
NRA’s Institute for Legislative action thanks Rep. Standridge, Gov. Bentley and all the NRA members and other Second Amendment supporters who contacted the governor in support of the measure.
A Texas concealed-carry permit holder used his firearm to stop a man who went on a rampage in an office building last Wednesday.
According to local media reports, the man had an appointment with a counselor whose office was in the building, but the staff rescheduled his visit. The patient returned later and begin yelling and kicking on doors before kicking in a glass door, causing the office to go on lockdown.
When the crazed man burst into a tax consulting business next door and lunged at an employee there, the employee drew his gun and fired one shot, putting an end to the attack. According to police, the armed citizen’s lawyer said the attacker lunged at his client, and he felt threatened.