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Sept. 15, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: Coffey

Missouri General Assembly Breaks Veto Record

The Missouri General Assembly concluded their annual veto session last week and overode a record number of Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes.

First District State Representative Mike Thomson of Maryville says one of the more significant veto's that was was overridden dealt with conceal and carry gun legislation.

The law lowers the age requirements and gives school districts permission to allow teachers to seek training to conceal and carry guns.

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Thomson participated in his final veto session last week. Due to term limits he can not seek another term in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Republican Allen Andrews is running against Democrat Robert Ritterbusch in the November general election.