Missouri senators back firearms discrimination bill - KMOV.com

Missouri senators back firearms discrimination bill

Posted: Updated:
By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers who have concealed weapon permits or have used a legal firearm.
   
The measure would prohibit refusing to hire an applicant solely because the person has used a firearm for a legal purpose, such as self-defense.
   
Employers would also be prohibited from classifying job applicants differently based on whether they have a concealed carry permit or have used a gun in the past.
   
The House passed the bill last month. The Senate's general laws committee approved it on a 12-0 vote Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate.
   ------
   Firearms measure is HB1621
   Online:
   Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov
 

Powered by Frankly