Skip to comments.Missouri: Right to Carry on Campus Advances in Show Me State
Posted on 04/30/2019 12:34:50 PM PDT by marktwain
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Missouri was one of 16 states that still banned the concealed carry of handguns on a college campus, as of August 2018.
House Bill 575 in Missouri would change that, to allow people with concealed carry permits to carry on campus. It does this by removing institutes of higher education from the list of prohibited places in Missouri statute 571.107.
On 8 April 2019, the Missouri House Passed HB 575, 98 to 52. On 25 April 2019, the Senate SCS voted Do Pass. The bill will need to pass a full vote of the Senate, then be signed by the governor before it would become law. There are several other provisions in the bill. The bill forbids public institutions of higher learning from requiring students to live on campus after the first year. It allows students who already have health insurance to opt out of University health care coverage.
Various campus carry legislation has been put forward for several years in Missouri. In 2016, the St. Louis Dispatch reported campus carry legislation had been considered for the previous three years and would be considered again in 2017.
Representative Jered Taylor is the representative most responsible for pushing the bill to restore Second Amendment rights in and at Missouri institutions of higher learning. Representative Taylor has been touted as one of the most consistent Second Amendment supporters in Missouri. Taylor was re-elected in 2018.
Missouri became a member of the Constitutional Carry club in 2016.
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