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A bill, filed today:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1968

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES PARKINSON (Sponsor), JONES (89), BAHR, FUNDERBURK, TILLEY, COX, SOMMER, GATSCHENBERGER, FRANKLIN AND FITZWATER (Co-sponsors).

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AN ACT

To repeal section 571.107, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to signs posting private property off-limits for concealed firearms, with penalty provisions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

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….(15) Any private property whose owner has posted the premises as being off-limits to concealed firearms by means of one or more signs displayed in a conspicuous place of a minimum size of [eleven] fifty-five inches by [fourteen] seventy inches with the writing thereon in letters of not less than [one inch] five inches. ….

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[strike through emphasis added]

Think about that for a moment. Was this bill introduced because someone with a conceal carry permit couldn’t read a posted sign?

To qualify for a conceal carry permit an individual must receive a passing score of 15 of 20 rounds hitting a B-27 silhouette target at seven yards. One of the larger sizes advertised for a B-27 target is 24 x 45 inches.

Think about that for a moment. If this bill passes the required size of a posted no conceal carry sign would be significantly larger than the target someone would have to hit seventy-five percent of the time from a distance of seven yards to qualify for a conceal carry permit.