Legislation pending in the Missouri House of Representatives is just one vote away from rolling back civil rights protections in our state by more than 50 years. That single vote would hit the reset button on decades of progress in combating racial and sex discrimination in Missouri.
As of January 1, citizens of Missouri can legally carry a concealed weapon without a permit. However, there are still many restrictions for carrying without a permit. We reviewed the updated gun bill law (SB 656) with Kevin Jamison, president of the Western Missouri Shooters Alliance and an attorney whose focus has been weaponry and self-defense for the past 33 years.
On Monday, the Missouri General Assembly will vote on the legislation allowing businesses and religious organizations to deny service to same sex couples.