Self-defense legislation under consideration in Missouri continues to move forward, having recently been approved by a Senate committee.
The measure, Senate Bill 39, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Bob Onder, would allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense on public transit, which is currently prohibited. It would also allow law-abiding citizens to transport unloaded or non-functioning firearms on buses.
The legislation, supported by the National Rifle Association, is important because it would repeal an arbitrary “gun-free zone” that does nothing to hinder criminals while leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless.
We’ll keep you posted as consideration of the legislation continues.