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Yesterday, the House General Laws committee heard testimony on HB 258, legislation that would allow people to carry hidden, loaded handguns in Missouri’s most sensitive areas. The legislation would allow more guns in numerous public places they don’t belong — including K-12 schools, college campuses, bars, and daycares.
The room was packed with those opposing the bill, reports saying opponents outnumbered supporters three-to-one. Concerned citizens and public officials alike came from across the state to tell lawmakers why they should reject this legislation. Here’s what they’re saying:
The message to lawmakers is loud and clear: HB 258 is a threat to public safety in Missouri.
If you have any questions on the legislation or would like to talk to any volunteers with Moms Demand Action on the subject, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs