The Boone County Sheriff’s Department said the total number of newly issued and renewed conceal carry permits has increased so far in 2013.
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 voluntary become "protection officers" if they have a valid concealed weapons permit and undergo training for the position.
Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 6:53 am
(Updated to include response from Mo. Sen. Kurt Schaefer)
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is denying claims that it took part in a joint request for Missouri’s list of conceal carry weapons holders.