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House Begins Debate On Concealed Weapons Bill

April 18, 2002
By: Johnathan Woodward
State Capital Bureau

Debate is underway in the Missouri House over concealed weapons legislation--but there won't be any decisions until Monday.

Johnathan Woodward has more from Jefferson City.

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With a thunderstorm booming and lights flickering in the Missouri House, debate on the concealed carry bill is off to an ominous...and noisy start.

The bill would allow most Missourians to apply to their county sheriff for a concealed weapons permit.

But some--like House Republican Leader Catherine Hanaway--say individual counties should have the right to decide whether to have permits:

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The bill is tabled until the House meets on Monday.

In Jefferson City, Johnathan Woodward.