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Missouri Catholic Bishops challenges state gun bills

They call a pair of proposals in Jefferson City "highly offensive" and say they violate their first amendment rights to religious liberty.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Catholic bishops of Missouri are pushing back against proposed gun laws in the state.

They sent out a letter saying that something needs to be done about "senseless gun violence." But they call a pair of proposals in Jefferson City "highly offensive" and say they violate their first amendment rights to religious liberty.

The coalition is upset about two bills. The first, House Bill 1936, would allow concealed carry in several more places across the state, including churches and other places of worship. The second, House Bill 1832, would allow you to concealed carry at church *without notifying your religious leader that you're doing so.

Read the full letter below:

Statement on Gun Violence on Scribd

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