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NRA's Hope for Right to Carry is Defeated in Missouri

April 6, 1999
By: Lori Prichard
State Capital Bureau

The showdown between the Governor and the National Rifle Association is over. . . and the Governor won. Lori Prichard has the story from Jefferson City.

This is the first time that the NRA backed a ballot issue in a test of its political strength. Fred Myers helped lead the campagin for concealed weapons. He apologized to the NRA in his concession speech for failing to rally enough support.

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Contents: Myers says the NRA literally payed for every bit of support it could muster.

Myers blamed the Governor, the First Lady, the Justice Department, and the media for the defeat of the measure.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard.


The mood osicallted from jubuliant to neverous as the votes came pouring in on Proposition B. Lori Prichard has the story from Jefferson City.

Scores of politicans and lobbyists gathered at a hotel in Jefferson City hoping to celebrate a victory. But as the evening wore on, it was clear it was time for a concession speech. Missourians Against Crime spokesmen, Fred Myers, told supporters the fight isn't over.

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Contents: Myers says one day Missouri will join the other 43 states who have the right to carry law.

Democrat Wayne Crump from Potosi underscored Myers' point. But, he says he won't launch another campaign for concealed weapons until the Governor leaves office.

I'n Jefferson City, I'm Lori Prichard.