JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI — A new bill in the Missouri House, sponsored by Representative Eric Burlison, looks to allow state residents to carry concealed in locations where open carry is currently permitted. All without a permit.
“If you, as a law-abiding citizen, are legally allowed to own and carry a firearm for self-defense, then you’re legally allowed to carry that firearm for self-defense with no additional paperwork,” said Burlison. “We will get out of the business of trying to tell people how they are going to choose to carry the firearm that they legally have the right to already carry.”
The bill would also expand the current Castle Doctrine laws in the state by allowing visitor in a home to use deadly force to defend themselves or others, with permission to have a firearm at the home by the homeowner.
The last change that the bill would bring is to force businesses to allow firearms to be kept in vehicles that are on the business’ property.
House members voted 112-37 to advance the bill to the Senate.