Missouri Senate Sends Gun Bill Back to House

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago May 02, 2013 May 2, 2013 Thursday, May 02 2013 Thursday, May 02, 2013 11:33:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.

The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.

The bill would allow school employees to voluntary become "protection officers" if they have a valid concealed weapons permit and undergo training for the position.

The legislation would also lower the minimum age required to obtain a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19. It would also allow firearms of less than 16 inches to be openly carried even in municipalities that have ordinances against it.

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