|Intro:||Missouri Businesses could no longer prevent licensed concealed weapons in their parking lots under a bill passed in the House Thursday.|
Wrap: The Business Premises Safety Act would prohibit business owners from restricting any lawfully licensed firearm in vehicles parked in their parking lot.
Sedalia Republican Representative and bill sponsor Stanley Cox said the law would make things safer.
|Description: "People fully have the right to possess the firearms that we have authorized previously in legislation, we are all safer."|
The bill also prevents business owners from being liable in cases where a customer is attacked on their property unless a similar crime has been committed in the past 24 months.
One Democrat opponent to the bill said tongue in cheek as long as a murder only happens at a business every 3 years, the owner will be in the clear.
The bill will now go to the Senate where it was filibustered last year.
From the State Capitol, I'm Alex Klingelhoeffer.