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?