JEFFERSON CITY – Friday Governor Jay Nixon signed House Bill 533 to expand gun rights in the state of Missouri and vetoed House Bill 436, on grounds that it would have violated several provisions of the U.S. Constitution.
House Bill 533 allows a state employee to keep a firearm in his or her vehicle while on property owned or leased by the state, allows a fire chief to carry a concealed firearm, and expresses the General Assembly’s support of responsible gun ownership.
“As a gun owner and hunter, I support the Second Amendment rights of Missourians and oppose efforts to undermine them,” Gov. Nixon said.
The Governor’s veto message on House Bill 436 can be found here.