ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The conceal-carry law in St. Louis has been in effect for seven years now, and Sheriff Jim Murphy thinks it’s been a good thing.
“There’s a fear among a lot of people in this society that witness all these robberies and break-ins,” Sheriff Murphy tells KMOX News. “It gives them a sense of security that they’ve got the concealed weapon.”
He says the renewal rate among conceal-carry permit owners in the city has been 76%.
The only downside Murphy sees is that people often leave their guns in the car, which could lead to someone breaking into their vehicle to steal it.
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