According to the latest report of Rep. John Burnett, D-Kansas City, House Bill 1787 would also expand the right to carry weapons to drunk Missourians:
House Bill 1787 which passed first round approval this week will allow staffers to carry concealed weapons in the Legislature.
It also lowers the age for concealed carry permits from 23 to 21 years of age. It is House Bill 1787.
An amendment was also passed that removes the ban carrying while intoxicated provision of the law and replaces it with some other language here is the language:
" (5) [Possesses or discharges a projectile weapon while intoxicated; or] Has a firearm or projectile weapon readily capable of lethal use on his or her person, while he or she is intoxicated, and handles or otherwise uses such firearm or projectile weapon in either a negligent or unlawful manner or discharges such firearm or projectile weapon; or"
(THE BRACKETED LANGUAGE IS REMOVED FROM STATUTE AND THE OTHER IS ENACTED INSTEAD.) So before it was illegal to carry a gun while intoxicated even with a permit. Now it is legal so long and you are not "negligent" or do something otherwise illegal.
I intend to vote against this on final passage. I just don't see how this improves the concealed carry law.