Nixon signs bill lowering concealed gun age to 21

Friday, July 8, 2011 | 6:06 p.m. CDT; updated 5:09 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 19, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation lowering the minimum age for obtaining a concealed guns permit to 21.

The minimum age had been 23 — which the National Rifle Association said was the highest in the country — since Missouri adopted its concealed weapons law in 2003.

The legislation, signed Friday, also revises one of the training requirements for a concealed gun permit. Those seeking permits will have to shoot 50 rounds each with a revolver and a semiautomatic pistol instead of 50 rounds with any handgun.

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Allan Sharrock July 9, 2011 | 12:39 p.m.

Good deal.

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