KC School Superintendent Wants Gun Veto Upheld
Bill would allow teachers and administrators with concealed gun permits to become school protection officers if they receive additional training.
UPDATE: On Thursday (Sept. 11), the Missouri Legislature voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that expands teacher’s ability to carry concealed guns on campus.
The new law mandates Missouri’s Department of Public Safety to develop training guidelines for schools that designate a staff member to be a school protection officer, reports the Associated Press. Individuals would need to be trained if they wanted to carry a firearm or self-defense weapon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green is asking Missouri lawmakers to uphold Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a gun bill that was passed by the state legislature.
The bill would allow teachers and administrators with concealed gun permits to become school protection officers if they receive additional training. It would also reduce the age when a person can get a concealed weapon permit from 21 to 19.
Missouri lawmakers are considering overriding Nixon’s veto of the bill, reports KMBC. Experts believe they have enough votes to override the veto.
Nixon’s veto is also supported by Kansas City Mayor Sly James.
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