Gun control activists are targeting lawmakers in Missouri over a bill that would legalize permitless gun carry in the state.
The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, both funded in part by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released an ad urging lawmakers to vote against the measure. The legislation would allow any adult who is legally allowed to possess a firearm to carry one on their person without first obtaining a state permit. It would also expand the state’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” protections to include public places.
Everytown labeled the bill “a dangerous package of gun proposals that would dismantle Missouri’s concealed carry permit requirement” in an email to supporters.