TARGET 8: Tell us what you think of a potential guns on campus law

10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago May 07, 2016 May 7, 2016 Saturday, May 07 2016 Saturday, May 07, 2016 7:15:00 AM CDT in News
By: Amy Munneke, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA — Full-time employees at Missouri college campuses would be able to carry guns on campus under a bill approved by the House.

Lawmakers voted 101-28 Thursday in favor of the proposal that would allow full-time employees to carry guns on college campuses, with some exceptions. People would also be allowed to carry concealed guns on buses and other forms of public transportation.

The House added changes to the measure that would ensure police can carry firearms at all times.

The bill also aims to cap fees for concealed carry applicants at $100 and gives members of the military whose grace period expires while they’re on active duty, additional time.

Because of the House changes, the measure goes back to the Senate and the deadline to pass legislation is May 13.

KOMU 8’s investigative team, Target 8, will be looking into the potential impact of the measure and collecting gun statistics on college campuses across the nation and here in mid-Missouri. Comment on our story or reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us what you want us to look into. 

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