Referred to Committee
April 23, 2009
April 16, 2009(Key vote)
Title: Firearm Regulation Amendments
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that lowers the minimum age for a concealed weapon permit, allows deadly force in instances of private property protection, and allows concealed firearms in any higher education institution.
-Specifies that the individual who owns or leases the private property may use deadly force, without a duty to retreat from the property, against a person who unlawfully enters, remains after unlawfully entering, or attempts to unlawfully enter private property (Sec. 563.031.2).
-Lowers the minimum age requirement for obtaining a concealed carry endorsement from 23 years of age to 21 years of age (Sec. 571.101.2).
-Removes the provisions prohibiting a person with a valid concealed carry endorsement or permit from carrying a concealed firearm into any higher education institution (Sec. 571.107.1).
-Requires political subdivisions to regulate firearms in the same manner as the state, except that political subdivisions are allowed to prohibit illegal immigrants from selling, purchasing, transferring, owning, using, or possessing firearms, components, or ammunition (Sec. 21.750.2).
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.