The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.
Since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, attendance has doubled at academies in the West County and Fenton precincts, a department spokesperson said.
The Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.
Several firearm manufacturers have threatened to leave states passing stricter gun regulations, prompting Missouri lawmakers to respond with tax incentives.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
The current policy allows only school resource officers, who are employed through the Columbia Police Department, to carry weapons on campus.
One of the amendments would make it a felony for anyone to sell, purchase or transfer a military-style assault weapon.
From car dealerships to political parties to hockey teams to yes, even police chiefs, gun giveaways are an attractive way to make money or draw in customers.
Discussed early on, and almost immediately dismissed, was the idea of allowing teachers to carry handguns.