Over strong objections from educators, a Senate panel approved legislation Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in schools and other places that are now off-limits for hidden weapons.
The Senate Judiciary Committee, in 4-1 votes, approved Senate Bills 442 and 561. The package of bills is described as compromise legislation that would allow concealed pistol license holders to carry in schools and other areas that are now off-limits to them under state law. But it would prevent, in those same areas, the “open carry” practiced by gun rights enthusiasts that has caused disruption and led to legal action in places such as schools, universities and public libraries. Read More