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Concealed Weapons Dies in House Committee

April 16, 1996
By: Candyce Clifft
State Capital Bureau

The debate over concealed weapons in Missouri appears to be dead. Candyce Clifft has that story from Jefferson City...

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The resolution to amend the Constitution to allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons died in the House Judiciary Committee. GOP members and some Democrats voted against it. The sponsor Wayne Crump charges Republicans on the committee killed the resolution to ensure the NRA would spend its money trying to defeat the governor--rather than trying to pass concealed carry.

Representative Crump...

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Contents: [79K WAV file - Crump says he thinks their constituents would rather see the money spent addressing the resolution.]

Crump says the defeat means the end of concealed weapons debate for the next few years in Missouri. Candyce Clifft, KMOX News, Jefferson City.

Date:4/16/1996

By: Candyce Clifft

State Capital Bureau

It appears Missourians will not be able to carry concealed weapons--at least not after this legislative session. Candyce Clifft reports from Jefferson City...

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A House committee defeated a resolution to let Missourians vote on whether to allow concealed weapons. Sponsor Representative Wayne Crump says the resolution was a last attempt at legalizing concealed carry, since the governor threatens a veto of any legislation. Crump says he was surprised at the committee defeat...

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Contents: Crump says at least four Republican members of that committee told him they would support the resolution and then voted against it.

Crump named four Republicans, including House GOP leader Mark Richardson, who he says promised support. But GOP representatives say they never made any commitments to Crump. Candyce Clifft, KMOX News, Jefferson City.

Date:4/16/1996

By: Candyce Clifft

State Capital Bureau

House Republicans deny charges they killed concealed weapons legislation after promising to support it. Candyce Clifft has that story in Jefferson City...

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The resolution to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow concealed carry has been killed by a House committee. GOP floor leader Mark Richardson was one of four Republicans bill sponsor Wayne Crump charges backed out on a promise to support the resolution. Representative Richardson:

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Contents: Crump knows that we have worked together in the past on concealed carry legislation, but other than that I made no promises on any specific legislation.

Crump claims Republicans don't want concealed carry on the November ballot because it would take the focus away from defeating Governor Mel Carnahan. Candyce Clifft, KMOX News, Jefferson City.



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