Missouri State Representative Eric Burlison instroduced HB1250 which would do away with Missouri’s current concealed carry law and make it okay for anyone with or without a CCW permit to carry a firearm concealed. Supports of Burlison’s bill say that the right to defend yourself by keeping and bearing arms is a fundamental right that people shouldn’t have to pay extra training fees to get. A concealed carry license in Missouri can cost upwards of $100 just for the license, plus the additional fees incurred to meet the state standards of going through a CCW course, which is an additional fee of usually $100. Last summer, Missouri voters approved the Amendment 5 measure protecting gun ownership, but that put wording into the law that has given legal rights to people who don’t have a CCW permit to carry concealed anyway. Even a convicted felon was let off the hook for being in possession of a firearm by stating the wording in Amendment 5 as the right to keep and bear arms is “unalienable”, meaning residents have the right to defend themselves and their families, not just at home anyway (castle doctrine).