Missouri Legislature May Override Governor’s Veto of Permitless Concealed Carry
Russ Chastain 06.30.16
So Missouri’s lawmakers recently passed a bill to allow folks to exercise the Constitutional right to self-defense without bribing the government–i.e. “permitless concealed carry.” And then governor Jay Nixon vetoed it the other day. The good news is that the state legislature is reportedly poised to override that veto.
Leaders of the Missouri General Assembly today predicted that they would override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of pemit-less[sic] concealed carry legislation.
This issue was a priority with our caucus and passed the Senate by an overwhelming vote,’ said Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, a Jefferson City Republican. ‘I fully expect that we will override the governor’s veto in September when we reconvene for our annual veto session.’
House Speaker Todd Richardson predicted that his chamber would pass an override if such a call made it out of the Senate.
‘This is why the people of Missouri elected a super-majority of conservative supporters of the 2nd amendment to the House and the Senate. Senate Bill 656 is the first meaningful step forward on gun rights in over a decade; it passed both chambers with more than enough votes to override the governor’s veto,’ he said.
‘We have to await action by the Senate on a Senate bill but if given the opportunity I anticipate the House having the votes to override.’
I’m looking forward to hearing about the override. Too bad we will have to wait until fall.