Missouri: House Passes Public Transit Self-Defense & Church Carry Bill

Gun Rights

Last night, the House voted 102-45 to pass House Bill 282, to ensure law-abiding citizens may carry firearms for self-defense on public transit, with an amendment by Representative Ben Baker, to allow places of worship to make their own security decisions. It now goes to the Senate for further consideration. Please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 282.

House Bill 282 repeals arbitrary “gun-free zones” that do nothing to hinder criminals, while leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless. It removes the prohibition on law-abiding citizens carrying firearms for self-defense on public transit property and in vehicles. This ensures that citizens with varying commutes throughout their day, and of various economic means, are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights and defend themselves.

The bill also repeals the prohibition in state law against carrying firearms for self-defense in places of worship. This empowers private property owners to make such decisions regarding security on their own, rather than the government mandating a one-size-fits-all solution.

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Again, please contact your state senator and ask them to SUPPORT HB 282.

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