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Missouri Senate sends gun bill back to House

Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 11:14 a.m. CDT; updated 11:45 a.m. CDT, Thursday, May 2, 2013

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 voluntarily 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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