On Monday afternoon the Republican-led Missouri House passed legislation to allow concealed carry on public buses.
The legislation, House Bill 52, is sponsored by Rep. Adam Schnelting (R). It passed the House by a vote of 124-32, FOX 2 News reported.
If HB52 passes the Missouri Senate and is signed into law, it will mean Missourians with a concealed carry permit “can bring firearms on publicly funded transportation systems like buses and trains.”
State Rep. Wiley Price (D) argued against allowing concealed carry for self-defense on public transit by suggesting even well-trained police make mistakes with firearms, KSDK noted.
“We have people we’ve trained many more hours — not only in de-escalation but being able to recognize what the threat is and how that threat should be met — and they don’t always make the right call,” Price said. “So now we’re about to put that in the hands of the general public.”
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