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Right to Carry Opponents Worry Their Pockets Aren't Deep Enough

March 31, 1999
By: Chris Pelikan
State Capital Bureau
Links: HB 1891

State Legislators gather to voice their opposition to the state's concealed weapons act. Chris Pelikan has the story from Jefferson City.

A collection of legislators gathered at the Missouri Police Chiefs Association to voice their concerns about the financing of pro-Proposition B campaigns.

A day after the release of reports which cite the NRA as the campaign's chief financier, opponents warn the NRA's money may win the election.

St. Louis County Representative Barbara Fraser warns of the bill's consequences.

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Proponents of Proposition B argue the right to carry is a basic freedom of choice issue and should be treated as such.

Reporting from Jefferson City, Chris Pelikan.


Opponents of the state's right to carry ammendment concede the wallet's of special interest may cost them the upcoming election. Chris Pelikan has the story from Jefferson City

Proponents of Proposition B argue its critics will do anything to sway voters in the April 7th election.

Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, argues Proposition B is a basic issue of choice.

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Citing reports released on Tuesday, a small contingent of Missouri Legislatures opposed to Proposition B gathered to voice their concerns about the amount of money donated by national organizations.

The report stated $2.1 of $2.2 million donated by Missourians Against Crime came from the NRA and the Citizens committee for the right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Reporting from Jefferson City, Chris Pelikan KMOX news.