Missouri major league sports teams leery of gun bill in legislature

May 8, 2017

A proposal that would lift restrictions on carrying guns in many public places has been approved by the Missouri House Rules Committee, but some professional sports organizations worry it could mean lawsuits over guns at games.

Missouri law currently bans carrying guns in many locations. These include bars, casinos, churches, universities, and stadiums that can hold 5,000 or more people. A bill introduced by Rep. Jared Taylor (R-Nixa) would eliminate restrictions in these and many other locations.