Congresswoman’s provision in final draft of concealed carry legislation

| December 6, 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – A Missouri representative announced legislation Wednesday on the house floor, intended to extend protections on school campuses. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act which passed Wednesday by the House of Representatives, would allow residents with concealed carry permits to also carry across state borders. Final drafts included congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s, (MO 4), recommendation introduced in May, called the Police Officers Protecting Children Act.

The language would amend the Gun-Free School Zones Act. Currently, federal law allows only on-duty police officers to carry their firearms on school grounds. Hartzler’s provision would allow school boards the option to change that policy so that qualified off-duty and retired officers would be allowed to respond to a school emergency or shooting.

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