Missouri House Passes Bill to Allow Guns at College Campuses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. ― The Missouri House has passed a bill with a number of provisions aimed at expanding access to guns.

Members voted 101-28 Thursday to pass the proposal, which was amended to allow fulltime employees to carry guns on college campuses, with some exceptions.

The changes mean the bill heads back to the Senate.

The measure also would allow people to carry concealed guns on buses and other forms of public transportation. Other changes include a provision to ensure police can carry firearms at all times.

The underlying bill is aimed at capping fees for concealed carry applicants at $100 and giving a grace period to members of the military whose permits to carry concealed expire while they’re on active duty.

The deadline to pass legislation is May 13.