Missouri lawmakers override veto, approve constitutional carry

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    The Show Me State will be the 11th in the U.S. to codify the right to carry a concealed handgun without a permit after the state legislature on Wednesday issued an easy override to Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto.

    The proposal allows a person legally able to possess a firearm to carry it concealed anywhere that isn’t already prohibited by law. Both the House and Senate approved by veto-proof margins earlier this year, but that did not stop Nixon from dropping veto ink on the measure in June, setting the stage for an override this week.

    Starting their session at noon, by the end of the night the Senate voted 24-6 to muscle the bill past Nixon to the House where legislators passed it 112-41 among largely party lines.

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