October 14, 2016 |

U.S. Law Shield Independent Firearms Program AttorneyDeborah Alessi
Following the override last month of a gubernatorial veto of sweeping gun law changes in Missouri, a provision of the law went into effect today, which is 30 days after the override.

Under the new provisions of the state's "Stand Your Ground Law," you have no duty to retreat, and you have the right to stand your ground if you are on private property you own or lease or  "you are in any other location where you have a right to be."

This is a revision to RSMo ยง563.031(3) and became effective today, October 14, 2016.  Other provisions of the new law do not go into effect until January 1, 2017.

Click  here to see our previous coverage of all the new laws.

The previous stand your ground law has been expanded to include more areas.

U.S. Law Shield Independent Firearms Program Attorney Deborah Alessi said, "This new law provides that a person does not have a duty to retreat from any place before exercising deadly force in self-defense, no matter where they are, so long as they are not engaged in an unlawful activity and have a right to be there."