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Court Agrees Citizens Can Carry Hidden Guns

THE NATION | IN BRIEF / MISSOURI

February 27, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

Missourians won the right to carry concealed guns, but part of the state Supreme Court ruling left unclear when and where they could obtain the necessary permits.

In a 5-2 ruling, the court in Jefferson City upheld the constitutional right of lawmakers to authorize concealed guns, but also said the law they passed could amount to an unconstitutional financial burden on county governments across the state.

The law allows Missourians age 23 and older to receive concealed-gun permits from their local sheriffs after passing background checks, taking firearms training courses and paying a fee of up to $100.

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