Governor Jay Nixon revealed his priority with his veto of SB 656 – government over citizens.
Besides the dangers of allowing the government to force citizens to ask permission from bureaucrats before practicing a Natural Right, we also have privacy concerns.
As was mentioned in a previous article, Governor Nixon gave the concealed carry permit list to the federal government, even though state law prohibits such data sharing.
SB 656’s Constitutional Carry provision rectifies these issues.
Constitutional Carry protects your ability to practice your Natural, God-given right of self-defense without government intervention. Further, it gives you the option of not being in another state database.
On the final day of the 2016 session, SB 656 passed the Missouri Senate 24 to 8 and the House 114 to 36. Fortunately, both chambers passed this necessary legislation with veto-proof majorities.
On September 14, the Missouri General Assembly will convene for Veto Session.
We have been told Democrats in the Senate are planning to do all they can to ensure SB 656 does not become law and this Veto Session might be one of the longest we have witnessed in recent history.
Fortunately, we have assurances from the Republican leadership that a veto override is likely.
“This is why the people of Missouri elected a supermajority of conservative supporters of the Second Amendment to the House and the Senate. Senate Bill 656 is the first meaningful step forward on gun rights in over a decade; it passed both chambers with more than enough votes to override the governor’s veto,” said Todd Richardson, Speaker of the House.
“This issue was a priority with our caucus and passed the Senate by an overwhelming vote,” added Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe. “I fully expect that we will override the governor’s veto in September when we reconvene for our annual veto session.”
If you believe, as we do, that you have the right to defend yourself and your loved ones, Governor Nixon’s veto of SB 656 must be overridden.
Contact your legislators today and ask them to give their full support of an override of SB 656.