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Sheriffs ready for conceal and carry applicants

October 10, 2003
By: Ann M. Hynek
State Capital Bureau

Depending on a judge's decision, Sheriffs' departments across the state are ready to issue conceal and carry applications tomorrow. Ann Hynek has the story.

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Since the override, sheriffs' departments across Missouri have prepared applications for citizens wanting conceal and carry permits.

Executive director of the state's sheriffs' association Jim Vermeersch says they're ready.

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Contents: Vermeersch says that as long as a citizen has had the adequate weapons training, they can fill out an application at their local sheriff's department.

Citizens must complete weapons training before they can fill out an application.

From the state Capitol, I'm Ann Hynek...

Date: October 10, 2003

By: Ann M. Hynek

State Capital Bureau

Sheriffs' departments are prepared to issue conceal and carry applications tomorrow, depending on a judge's decision.

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Since the override for conceal and carry, many citizens across Missouri have called their local sheriffs' department.

Every sheriffs' department has prepared applications for citizens wanting permits.

Marco Tapia, executive director of the deputy sheriffs' association, says they're ready.

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Contents: Tapia says the sheriffs he has spoken with are confident with the applications, and are ready to issue them when necessary.

Citizens who want a permit must go through at least eight hours of weapons training before they can apply.

From the state Capitol, I'm Ann Hynek.