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New law eliminates waiting period for gun in Missouri

  • August 28, 2007
  • by PInow Staff

A new Missouri law makes it faster and easier than ever to get a gun. Backers say it just cuts through red tape. Gun control advocates say it’s not a huge change, but believe lawmakers should have spent taxpayer dollars making more important revisions.

“Let’s say there’s a person who has an issue where they’re in fear for their life and they need to get a gun fairly quickly,” says Michael Meyer, of the St. Louis Association of Firearms Training Instructors. “If they had to wait ten days, that may be too late.”

Now when you walk in a gun store, you can walk out with a gun, in minutes not days.

“It makes it fair as far as protection,” Meyer says. “You won’t be a victim.”

Meyer says the law change does not mean Missouri is going soft on gun control, but simply cutting through red tape, and a duplication of background checks.

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