Thursday, September 15, 2016

Missouri Now Constitutional Carry

9/14/16 Kansas City Star:

For the second time Wednesday, Republicans turned to a parliamentary maneuver to kill a Democratic filibuster and force a vote on a bill, this time to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill eliminating training and permit requirements to carry a concealed gun in public.
The maneuver, known as “calling the previous question,” was once rarely used — only five times in the Senate from 1970 to 2001, when Republicans captured the majority. But it’s now been used five times since 2014, including three times this year.
After shutting down debate Wednesday, the Senate voted to override the governor’s veto on a 24-6 party line vote. The bill moved to the House, where it was quickly approved 112-41.
It becomes law in 30 days.

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ebartley said...

Love how the article implies there's something irregular about a procedural maneuver used to bring something that has over 2/3rds support in one house and 4/5ths support in the other to a vote.

If the procedural is rarely used, could it be that measures with enough support that it *can* be used are normally brought to a vote without needing said procedure?

KCSteve said...

Actually a bit more than 30 days. In MO any law without an 'emergency' clause takes effect on August 28th.

hga said...

And Constitutional Carry was achieved, or at least the attempt was made, I'm not trusting anything until I look hard at the complete new body of law, by decriminalizing concealed carry to a greater or lessor extent, and I'm told that doesn't take effect until January 1st. Although there are of course issues if you try to prosecute someone for something that becomes legal in a few months....