Gavel Drop: Bishops in Missouri Take Legislature to Task for Loosening Gun Restrictions

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Gavel Drop: Bishops in Missouri Take Legislature to Task for Loosening Gun Restrictions

Imani Gandy & Jessica Mason Pieklo

The bishops say the laws violate their right to religious liberty.

The Missouri Catholic Conference, a group of Missouri Catholic bishops, issued a statement on gun violence criticizing the Missouri legislature for loosening gun restrictions. The legislature passed two bills loosening concealed carry restrictions in the state, one of which would make it it permissible to carry a concealed gun into a church without alerting the church’s religious leader. The bishops say the laws violate their right to religious liberty. It will be interesting to see what conservatives do when the First Amendment butts heads with the Second Amendment.
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