From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
_The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses.
The bill also would lower the required age for a concealed-carry license to 21 from 23 and expand the castle doctrine, which allows for use of deadly force in the case of a break-in, to include rented properties. . . .
The crux of the argument is whether the measure would increase safety on campus.
_Supporters, such as sponsor Rep. Brian Munzlinger, say yes; detractors, such as Rep. Mary Still, say no.
_”Alcohol, raging hormones, immaturity and guns do not mix,” said Still . . . .
“It’s naive to assume there’s no guns on a college campus,” said Ratliff, chairman of the
Missouri College Republicans. “All I’ve asked for is to allow law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.”
What do you think?