Members of the Missouri House advance a conceal and carry bill, rejecting several attempts by gun opponents to soften the measure. Representative Philip Willoughby of Gladstone, who is a minister, attempted to pass an amendment that would ban guns from churches, saying the state needed a gun sanctuary. The majority of House members believe the existing provision, leaving it upto the local congregation on whether concealed weapons can be brought on church property, is sufficient. Another favorable vote moves the bill to the Senate.
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