Missouri House pushes for looser concealed weapon regulations

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | 3:50 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has endorsed legislation lowering the minimum age for carrying concealed weapons to 21.

Missouri currently requires people be at least 23 years old, clear a background check and pass a firearms training course to get a concealed weapon permit.

The legislation also would cap the fee sheriffs can charge for making changes to existing concealed weapon permits.

The concealed-carry provisions were added Tuesday by the House to broader courts legislation. It needs another vote before moving to the Senate.

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