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.
“We’re seeing nothing. Nothing in inventory,” Bull’s Eye LLC owner Jim Stevens said.
Gov. Pat Quinn scheduled the school safety summit in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.
Currently, Chesterfield Police have school resource officers assigned to the city’s two high schools and two middle schools, a total of four officers.
“There is no concealed carry allowed in the facility and that is a St. Charles regulation,” a Convention Center spokesman said.
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