Missouri lawmakers consider allowing concealed weapons on public transportation

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Should concealed weapons be allowed on Metrolink and other public transit? Missouri state lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow just that.

Supporters of the measure say it’s about safety. They believe carrying concealed guns on buses and trains would deter crime.

Mass transit officials oppose the idea, saying cities should be able to regulate their own public transportation.

St. Louis Metro Transit already contracts nearly 300 police and security guards.