Update: By a reader request, you can find your Missouri legislator here if you aren’t sure.
Democrat Governor Jay Nixon vetoed SB 656 saying he didn’t want guns in the classrooms. The bill provided certification for firearm training and other provisions for armed teachers. What Nixon ignored is that Missouri already allows teachers with CCW to carry in schools—when authorized by the local school board. Nixon’s excuse, other than being a liberal democrat, doesn’t hold water.
The Board of the Western Missouri Shooters Alliance urges its members and all shooters across Missouri to call and visit your state Senators and Representatives and urge them to vote to over-ride Governor Nixon’s veto. Call them once, twice, thrice, enough times that they get the message: over-ride the SB 656 veto.
The veto over-ride legislative session is scheduled for September 10th, 2014. The legislature has a number of vetos on its docket. Let’s all makes sure that the first on their list to override is SB 656.