Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities to allow faculty to carry concealed weapons as “campus protection officers.”
Republican representative Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to the house higher education committee late last week.
Under the bill certain faculty members would be required to have a concealed carry permit as well as train with the department of public safety.
Each faculty member that’s carrying would then be listed to the DPS.
Dorhman says allowing armed faculty members could improve college campus safety in an age of increasingly frequent mass shootings.