Veto Override Likely on Gun Bill

The General Assembly meets for its veto session onSeptember 14, and signs point to lawmakers overriding Governor Nixon’s veto of gun legislation. The legislation removes the requirement to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon and thereby eliminates any required training to lawfully conceal and carry. A recent Kansas City Star article reports that Senator Ryan Silvey, a Republican from Kansas City who most consider a moderate, plans to vote for the override. The Missouri Catholic Bishops recently issued a statementopposing the legislation. Stay tuned for more.