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JEFFERSON CITY - Thursday the Missouri House voted 124-33 in favor of a bill that would lower the minimum age for a conceal and carry permit from 23 to 21.

The bill would also allow legislative aides to carry guns inside the Capitol. Right now, only legislators themselves are allowed to carry guns.

Missouri passed its conceal and carry law in 2004. It states in order to obtain a permit a person must be a Missouri resident, have no felony convictions, pass a training course and background check.

The bill will head next to the Senate, but that won't be until after the legislature gets back from Spring Break next week.