Missouri Supreme Court Hears Concealed Guns Case
By Matt Sepic, KWMU
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments this afternoon in the state's proposed conceal and carry gun law. In a 40-minute hearing, attorneys representing mainly St. Louis-area plaintiffs said Missouri's constitution prohibits citizens from carrying concealed weapons and the law also violates the Hancock Amendment on unfunded mandates. But Representative Larry Crawford, who introduced the legislation, says the $100 registration fee is more than sufficient to cover the law's enforcement, I have talked with law enforcement quite a bit over the summer and they tell me this is one of the few funded mandates that we had given them.
A state Supreme Court spokeswoman says there's no way to tell when the seven judges might rule in the case.