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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Mo. bill lets state workers carry guns in car

  • State employees in Missouri could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
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  • State employees in Missouri could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
     
    The measure, HB533, would allow state workers to have a firearm in a car if the vehicle is locked and the gun is not in plain sight.
     
    The bill would also bar local governments from holding gun "buy-back" programs unless the events are authorized by a local ordinance. Otherwise, counties or municipalities would have to offer something of value to a person in exchange for the firearm.
     
    Lawmakers added an amendment saying the Legislature condemns the use of illegal and stolen firearms.
     
    The House gave the bill final approval Friday on a vote of 125-27.

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