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JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX) - Carrying your registered gun onto a business owner’s property would not only be legal but the owner could not ban you,  under a measure given first round approval in the Missouri House.

St. Louis County Representative Mary Nichols argued against the bill: “We all know that alcohol and guns to not mix as well as emotion and gun carrying do not mix.”

Representative Stephen Webber from Boone County added  “We are taking property rights away from a property owner. We are telling a business that the government is forcing them to do something with their business and their property.”

Supporters argue the bill would remove liability from business owners, and they could still ban gun-carrying by their own employees and in company vehicles.  The bill gets another vote in the House before moving to the Senate.

From: Danielle Carter, Jefferson City Bureau.

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