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Concealed Weapons Debated for Third Time in Missouri Legislature

January 17, 1996
By:Candyce L. Clifft
State Capital Bureau

For the third time, concealed weapons legislation faces Missouri lawmakers. Candyce Clifft reports from Jefferson City...

Story:Clifft
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Proponents of concealed weapons say Missouri citizens should be trusted with firearms.

Police firearms instructor Chuck Wilson says the right to carry concealed weapons is important for protection, since police are never around when a crime occurs...

Actuality: Wilson
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Contents: [82K WAV file - A firearms instructor says a firearm is needed to defend yourself.]

Though no one voiced opposition to the bill, law enforcement leaders called for a referendum to decide the issue.

From the state capitol, I'm Candyce Clifft.