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Democrats to fight conceal weapon override

September 9, 2003
By: Stephanie Hockridge
State Capital Bureau

The state's Democratic leadership is committed to fighting an override of the Governor's veto on concealed weapons. Here is Stephanie Hockridge with the story.

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Legalizing concealed weapons is one of the most divisive issues that will be discussed at this Wednesday's veto session.

St. Louis Democrat Barbara Fraser said she hopes the Governor's veto will not be overturned. She says that emphasis should be on gun safety.

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Contents: "I DO NOT BELIEVE THE BILL IS A GOOD BILL AND I THINK SEVERAL THINGS BUT I THINK THE EMPHASIS IN OUR STATE NEEDS TO BE ON GUN SAFETY, NOT GREATER AVAILABILITY OF GUNS."
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Republican Representative Larry Crawford who sponsors the bill disagrees. He says that it is important to let citizens be able to protect themselves outside the home. From the state Capitol, I'm Stephanie Hockridge.