New gun legislation passes Missouri House
April 04, 2014

Commentary by
Rep. Mike Kelley of Lamar,

District 127 - Republican
(serving the counties of Jasper, Barton, Dade and Cedar)

This week the Missouri House moved several pieces of legislation, but one of the more critical bills to move in my opinion was the Second Amendment Preservation Act. This is a bi-partisan bill very similar to the one that was passed out last session, but failed to receive enough votes after Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the legislation over some first amendment concerns. This year we have worked together to resolve the issues the governor had and I am pleased that this legislation that I co-sponsored and which contains language that I drafted was Third Read in the House and now heads to the Senate by a vote of 110-36.

Below is a summary of the Second Amendment Preservation Act and the changes it would bring to Missouri law.

This bill declares that:

Regarding Open Carry Ordinances:

School Protection Officers:

Patient Ownership of Firearms:

Concealed Carry Permits:

Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission:

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