Missouri House Passes Bill to Allow Concealed Carry on Public Buses

A bus driver patiently waits for the road to clear during a protest action through the Central West End of St. Louis, Missouri on August 20, 2015. After a night of unrest sparked by a police involved shooting, demonstrators took to the streets in actions of civil disobedience. (Photo by …
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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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