examines prospective changes in Missouri gun laws, which would allow lifetime permits. From the report:
The same piece of legislation also proposes a change in castle doctrine, about the obligation to retreat. "It essentially eliminates that, and you are under no obligation to retreat or back up; you're just there to defend yourself and your family," says DeLay.
But another bill on the governor's desk would give Missourians constitutional carry in the state, allowing concealed carry without a permit wherever open carry is allowed. "I think it's a good thing; I think we have constitutional carry as far as I'm concerned," says Coatney.
The lifetime permits would require a background check every 5 years, but not so with constitutional carry because there would be no permitting process. Both pieces of legislation have yet to be signed or vetoed by Governor Nixon.