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St. Louis, Kansas City exempt from Concealed Weapons Bill

May 14, 2002
By: Rebecca Gannon
State Capital Bureau

The rest of the state could vote on the right to carry concealed weapons, but St. Louis and Kansas City won't.

Rebecca Gannon explains.

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A Senate amendment to the concealed weapons bill changed things up a bit.

Senator Childers of Stone County proposed his amendment allowing everyone but Missouri's metropolitan areas the right to vote on concealed weapons

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OutCue: "...not be included in the issue."
Contents: Counties with 200,000 people or less will vote on right to carry, those above 200,000 will not.

The only exception to the amendment is St. Charles County. St. Charles County's Senator asked his county be included in the voting process.

Childers says he fears Governor Holden will veto the concealed weapons bill.

Rebecca Gannon, Jefferson City.


St. Louis and Kansas City are excluded from the Senate's right to carry bill.

Rebecca Gannon has more.

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The Senate narrowly passed an amendment Tuesday morning excluding St. Louis and Kansas City from the Concealed Weapons Bill.

The amendment, proposed by Senator Childers of Stone County, allows counties with a population of less than two hundred thousand to chose whether or not to carry.

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OutCue: "...it would be out of their hands."
Contents: More rural counties would be allowed to vote yes or no,

but STL and KC will not.

Childers says he did this to help counties who voted for concealed weapons to possibly get them.

Rebecca Gannon, Jefferson City.


While the rest of the state may vote for the right to carry concealed weapons. St. Louis and Kansas City are exempt.

Rebecca Gannon explains.

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An amendment to the Senate's Concealed Weapons Bill allows any county with a population of less than 200,000 to vote on whether or not it wants to allow concealed weapons.

The St. Louis and Kansas City areas would not be included in the voting process.

Senator Childers of Stone County proposed the amendment, and he explains it's a nice compromise.

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OutCue: "...then, they're out of it."
Contents: Describes why he did this, because rural voted yes, city voted no.

The only exception to the amendment is St. Charles County, whose Senator asked to be included in the overall bill.

In Jefferson City, Rebecca Gannon.