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Senate Committee looks at a concealed weapons bill

March 14, 2001
By: Michelle Wirth
State Capital Bureau

You might be able to carry a concealed gun if you can show that you are in danger...Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.

A new senate bill wants to give citizens the right to carry a concealed gun if they can show proper need. The state highway patrol would decide who has this need on a case by case basis. But the Chief warrant officer of St. Louis, Jeanette Graviss says that concealed guns wouldn't have helped victims in the cases she deals with.

Actuality:Jeanette Graviss
RunTime:
OutCue: it's not going to work.
Contents: Actually in all of these cases the victim was ambushed turned around and shot close range. There was no chance for anybody to reach for a weapon to protect themselves, so if this bill is designed so that people who carry weapons can protect themselves it's not going to work.

The concealed weapons bill would not allow concealed guns in places serving alcohol or at sporting events. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.

Private citizens would be able to carry a gun in Missouri if they could show a need. A Missouri Senate committee is looking at a concealed weapons bill this week. Michelle Wirth has more from Jefferson City.

The bill would give citizens the right to carry concealed weapons if they could show "proper need". People would have to register and show that need to the department of public safety.

Actuality:Jacob
RunTime:
OutCue: why they need to carry one.
Contents: If people think they need to carry one, they can come forth to the department of public safety and demonstrate why they need it and if they don't have a need I wonder why they'd need to carry one.

Jacob's bill would restrict carrying a concealed weapon into sporting events and anywhere that alcohol is sold. From Jefferson City, I'm Michelle Wirth.