guns

Bill Allowing Guns on College Campuses Draws Opposition to House Hearing

Apr 11, 2017
Missouri Capitol
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

Child care centers, public universities and churches would no longer be "gun-free zones" for Missourians with concealed carry permits under a proposed House bill.

"Is this for show or is this for real?" Rep. Jon Carpenter, D-Kansas City, asked during a Missouri House General Laws committee hearing on Monday.

"I want individuals to be able to choose whether or not they carry a gun to protect themselves and others if the need were to arise," Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, responded.

At the center of the debate was one question: Do more guns make people more or less safe?