Missouri CCW Law amended to allow in more common places?
Now I was taught that you can't carry in certain places in my CCW course namely the list in the law. I got that.
I was taught no carry in churches (unless ok'd by the pastor and board) and schools. And this concerned me as I'm a school bus driver and a ministry leader at my church.
Now I got my CHP back in October and my course in early August and there was nothing about carrying on a bus but about 3 weeks later, there it was, subsection 10 on section 1 of MO 571.030.
(1) Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or
(8) Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where people have assembled for worship, or into any election precinct on any election day, or into any building owned or occupied by any agency of the federal government, state government, or political subdivision thereof; or
(10) Carries a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.
Now I failed to read further until tonight. Section 4 of MO 571.030
4. Subdivisions (1), (8), and (10) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to sections 571.101 to 571.121 or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.
Now go read the entire thing here: Section 571-030 Unlawful use of weapons--exceptions--pe
And tell me what you think, y'all.
Does it make you legal to carry in the church, polling place, or school with a legal CCW permit? If so, Missouri just became the coolest place to have a CHP