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Missouri House Gives Initial Approval to Wide-Ranging Gun Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Missourinet) The Missouri House of Representatives has given initial approval to a wide-ranging gun bill. State Representative Adam Schnelting says his legislation would let concealed carry permit holders take guns on certain public transportation, including buses and the St. Louis metro link.

The proposal would penalize anyone who fires a gun within city limits and would lower the required age from 19 to 18 years old to get a concealed carry permit. During a committee hearing, opponents of the bill said the legislation would weaponize disagreements on public transportation, putting passengers at greater risk. One more vote in favor of the bill would send it to the Senate.

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