House OKs Bill to do Away with Gun Permits

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Tuesday, April 03 2007 Apr 3, 2007 Tuesday, April 03, 2007 1:25:24 PM CDT April 03, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The House agrees to get rid of a state law requiring permits from the local sheriff before people can obtain a handgun. Supporters say the process duplicates the checks already required by federal law. They say only about a dozen states still have state-level requirements beyond the federal ones, and that it's an inconvenience to law-abiding citizens. The bill won initial approval with minimal discussion. It needs a second vote to move to the Senate. The permit law is separate from the requirements people must meet to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

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