Handguns for sale in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton, Mo., in 2014. (Jim Young/Reuters)

Regarding the Sept. 24 editorial “Missouri’s ‘perfect storm’ ”:

The veto override of Missouri Senate Bill 656 takes away my right to feel safe and my right to know that everyone around me carrying a concealed weapon is a law-abiding citizen.

Instead of putting their efforts toward improving education in my state, Missouri legislators have dedicated their time to lining the pockets of gun manufacturers and dealers and giving felons and abusive spouses easy access to guns. Maybe that was their purpose?

Uneducated citizens are more likely to believe the untruths of pro-gun propaganda. How many more innocent people need to die before we revert to more sensible gun laws?

Ellen Wentz, Kirkwood, Mo.

The legislative override of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D) veto sends a chilling effect throughout our country. When the NRA can buy this kind of support in a state legislature, it seems that a class-action lawsuit is the next step.

A clarion call should go out to all state attorneys general. This is a matter of life and death. When police can no longer do their jobs safely because of concealed carry with no training and with no barriers for domestic abusers, it is a recipe for disaster after disaster.

Pat Ranney, Millersville