Missouri House passes bill to allow guns at college campuses

4 years 2 months 21 hours ago Thursday, May 05 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:48:00 PM CDT May 05, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill with a number of provisions aimed at expanding access to guns.

Members voted 101-28 Thursday to pass the proposal, which was amended to allow fulltime employees to carry guns on college campuses, with some exceptions.

The changes mean the bill heads back to the Senate.

The measure also would allow people to carry concealed guns on buses and other forms of public transportation. Other changes include a provision to ensure police can carry firearms at all times.

The underlying bill is aimed at capping fees for concealed carry applicants at $100 and giving a grace period to members of the military whose permits to carry concealed expire while they're on active duty.

The deadline to pass legislation is May 13.

 

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