Still angry over Missouri Gov. Mike Parson denying their request for a special session on gun control, House Democrats this week flooded the legislative docket with gun-related legislation.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House Democratic Caucus stressed Tuesday afternoon the importance of adding gun reform legislation to the special session agenda.
Later in the afternoon, Unsicker and other House Democrats gathered for a press conference to blast the move as a special interest giveaway and repeat calls for Parson to expand the special session to deal with gun violence.
A dozen children have been killed in St. Louis this year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, prompting the largely Democratic Missouri Legislative Black Caucus to ask Parson last month to call a special session for gun violence.
Despite the long odds that they could convince Parson to expand the special session to include legislation aimed at reducing firearms violence across the state, Democratic lawmakers filed nine bills and a joint resolution Monday they said include pieces to the puzzle necessary to curb gun violence. They filed at least eight more firearms bills and another resolution Tuesday.
The Missouri Senate is considering a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons at public universities. The House approved the measure on April 8.
The Missouri House of Representatives gave initial approval to a bill that would allow concealed carry of firearms on college campuses for faculty April 2.
The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, is criticizing the Missouri House for advancing legislation that would allow concealed firearms on college campuses. The Missouri House advances HB575 Monday, which will allow colleges to arm faculty and force public colleges to allow people to carry concealed handguns on campus.
The House advanced a measure Tuesday that would allow students and faculty at public universities to carry concealed weapons on campus.
Crossposted with permission from StopGunMadness.org
Crossposted with permission from Stop Gun Madness