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.

Copyright KMOX Radio

Comments (2)
  1. Dirk Diggler says:

    How about we just accept that someone who has a CCW has been through an FBI background check, has no felonies or significant misdemeanors, and 8 hours of mandatory training? At some point, the police cannot protect us at all times so let’s allow people to protect themselves. People with concealed carry permits are not the bad guys.

  2. Dienekes says:

    Perhaps there should be fewer places where sidearms are not allowed, so law abiding citizens could keep their firearms on their person rather than leave them in a vehicle.

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