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Lawmakers Send Governor Concealed Weapons Fix

The Senate sent the governor legislation that addresses constitutional issues related to funding for concealed weapons permits in Missouri. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The legislation is designed to clarify that money from the Sheriff's Revolving fund can be used to cover expenses associated with issuing concealed weapons permits.

The Supreme Court ruled last year that concealed weapons are constitutional but that the law amounted to an unfunded mandate on local law enforcement since it didn't clearly spell out where law enforcement agencies would get funding to cover their costs.

The handler of the bill is Republican Senator Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau.

But at least one Senator disagrees.

Democratic Senator Rita Days of St Louis County was one of three senators who voted against the bill.

She says people in her district oppose concealed weapons.

The bill now goes to the governor's desk.