Missouri moves closer to allowing guns on public buses and trains

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a measure that would allow some passengers to carry guns on public buses and trains. The proposal, sponsored by Rep. Adam Schnelting, R-St. Peters, would apply only to people who have a state-issued concealed carry permit for firearms. Schnelting said the legislation, which has been sought for at least a decade, is aimed at giving riders a way to defend themselves. “I believe this legislation will discourage criminal activity on our public transit systems,” Schnelting said. Under current law, it is a crime to board…

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