Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Sunday night that would eliminate the requirement to get a permit to legally walk around in public with concealed firearms.
The wide-ranging gun bill would have also implemented a controversial “stand your ground” law, which says people no longer have a duty to try to retreat before using lethal force if they think their life is in danger. It would expand the castle doctrine to permit invited guests in a home to use deadly force on intruders. And for those who still want to get a concealed-carry permit, the bill creates a lifetime version that never expires.
In a letter explaining his veto to lawmakers, Nixon, a Democrat, said the bill would “render meaningless the existing authority of sheriffs to deny concealed carry permits.”
Nixon did not mention the other provisions in the legislation in his veto letter.
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