Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has called the plan a “massive overreach” because it would wipe out all local gun regulations, including Chicago’s ban on assault-style weapons.
The stage is set for a vote on a concealed carry bill. And it’s one that the National Rifle Association does not like.
Lawmakers have until June 9 to craft and pass a concealed carry law, by order of a federal appeals court.
At about 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, the State of Missouri Data Center “detected repeated and unauthorized attempts” to access the server containing the information.
The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.
A weeks-long controversy involving the state illegally sharing the personal information of Missouri gun owners took a dramatic turn Thursday.
It was in Stoddard County that a lawsuit was filed against the Missouri Department of Revenue and the plaintiff’s attorney says Gov. Nixon shares responsibility.
Downstate legislators are generally in favor of a broad concealed carry measure, whereas those from Chicago and the suburbs want a tight law.
The bill is the latest move in an ongoing controversy over the Revenue Department’s controversial scanning of concealed carry documents.
The measure responds to Republican objections that a list of concealed gun permit holders was provided to a federal Social Security investigator.