Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mo. Senate approves conceal and carry bill

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (MISSOURI DIGITAL NEWS) - With only a few days left in the 2011 session, Missouri's Senate voted to give legislative staff the right to pack pistols in the Capitol.

Democratic St. Louis Senator Joseph Keaveny voted against the bill and says he would advise his staff against taking part in the program.

"People act irrationally sometimes and that's a mistake that you'll pay for for a long long time," Keaveny said.

Republican Washington Senator Brian Nieves said he would absolutely support his staff packing heat.

"I think it's good for citizens to be able to protect themselves, law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when they want to," Nieves said.

The bill now goes to the House.

Andrew Weil, Missouri Digital News


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