Missouri Bill To Allow Faculty To Carry Guns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities designate full-time faculty as “campus protection officers” who can carry concealed weapons. Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday with hopes of college campus safety in an age of increasingly frequent mass shootings,…

Concealed gun bill draws lobbyists to Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Gun control advocates and gun rights supporters are fanning out through the Missouri Capitol, lobbying lawmakers on a bill that would allow most people to carry concealed weapons without needing permits. Missouri lawmakers are to consider Wednesday whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of the high-profile legislation. The National…

Nixon isn’t saying whether he’ll veto gun bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t saying yet whether he’ll veto a sweeping expansion of gun rights passed by lawmakers. Nixon said Friday that he will give the measure a comprehensive review. Nixon’s comments came after lawmakers passed the bill on the last day of the 2016 session. The measure would…

Illinois lawmakers could increase places where concealed carry is OK

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois legislators from both parties are continuing to fine-tune the state’s concealed carry law nearly three years after it was passed. The State Journal-Register reports that legislators have proposed including public transportation, interstate highway rest areas, public parks and athletic facilities as areas in which permit holders are allowed to carry…