The Senate just rejected a concealed arms reciprocity agreement that if passed would allow those persons within this state who have taken the tests and paid the tab to have the right as set forth in the Second Amendment, “The right to bear arms” and to carry the concealed arms into other states.


The Senate just rejected a concealed arms reciprocity agreement that if passed would allow those persons within this state who have taken the tests and paid the tab to have the right as set forth in the Second Amendment, “The right to bear arms” and to carry the concealed arms into other states.
It would have allowed us to do so, but we would have to abide by the laws of that state to which we travel to or through from Missouri.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., was the sponsor and said it would not provide a national carry permit but that it was as stated above, we would have to abide by the laws of the state in which we travel.
Being of the curious nature, I checked the internet to see how our politicians voted.
I am proud to report that U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer voted “YEA,” however I am saddened to report that Sen. Claire McCaskill voted “NEA.”
Last week I E-mailed McCaskill’s office and inquired of her as to what reasoning she had in voting as she did as there are only two states, Illinois and Wisconsin, that do not have the “right to carry” law. All others do. She has not responded as of this date.
I would delight in those that think as I do would write Mr. Luetkemeyer and thank him for his YEA vote. And for those of you who think as I do should also write to Sen. Claire McCaskill and demand an answer to her reason for her vote of NEA.

John Sitton
Louisiana