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Mo. Senate sends gun bill back to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.

The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.

The bill would allow school employees to voluntary become "protection officers" if they have a valid concealed weapons permit and undergo training for the position.

The legislation would also lower the minimum age required to obtain a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19.

It would also allow firearms of less than 16 inches to be openly carried even in municipalities that have ordinances against it.

Guns is HB436

Online:

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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