House Reduces Restrictions for Concealed Carry

The Missouri House this week passed a law that would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring guns onto public transportation. State Representative Danny Busick says he thinks it will make public transportation safer.

The House approved HB 282 Monday by a vote of 102-45, which would also allow concealed carry permit holders to carry weapons into houses of worship.

Permit holders would not be able to take weapons into houses of worship that explicitly ban them. The bill would also lower the age to be eligible for a permit from 19 to 18. It still needs approval in the Senate and the governor’s signature.