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No-permit concealed gun law closes smaller businesses

KSPR ABC33.COM – April 20, 2017 – At the start of 2017, the new no-permit gun law went into effect across Missouri. The owner of Armed Citizen in Ozark estimates the training part of the industry has dropped nearly 300% since Senate Bill 656 passed last fall. John Halley said while firearms business trends are constantly fluctuating, business reached an unusual high in December of 2015.  Halley said his training classes were completely booked throughout the summer of 2016 two months in advance, training more than 200 people each month. Fast-forward four months into 2017, Halley said the concealed carry permit part of the business will never be where it was.  [full article] 20Apr17 PistolInCrosshairs

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