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.