Nixon Hears From Voters On Gun Legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Several thousand messages are piling up as Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon decides whether to sign recently passed legislation that would bolster gun rights.

The Republican-led Legislature approved measures that would tackle federal gun laws, allow certain trained school personnel to carry a concealed weapon and change the process for issuing concealed gun permits.

Nixon, a Democrat, has until mid-July to sign the bills, veto them or allow them to take effect without his signature.

As the governor decides what to do, some are seeking to sway his decision. Many are urging Nixon to sign the bills, calling them key to protecting Missourians’ rights. Some suggest he should veto and raise questions about the legality and wisdom of the legislation.

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