JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have overridden a veto of a wide-ranging guns bill that will let more people carry concealed weapons and give them greater rights to defend themselves.
The Republican-led Legislature enacted the law Wednesday by a 24-6
Senate vote and a 112-41 vote in the House. Both exceeded the two-thirds
majority needed to override the veto of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
The legislation will allow most people to carry concealed
guns without needing a permit. That means they won't have to go through
the training currently required for permit holders. Missouri will join
10 other states with what supporters describe as a "constitutional
The measure also expands legal protections for
those who use deadly force to defend themselves in both public and