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Aldermen Watch Conceal and Carry Case

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis – Members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen are watching for developments in the legal tussle over Missouri's concealed weapons law.

The case will soon go before the Missouri Supreme Court. The court's eventual decision could impact a proposed St. Louis city ordinance banning concealed firearms from city properties.

Aldermanic president Jim Shrewsbury says if the court strikes down the law, the city will not enact its own measure.

"If however, the (Missouri) Supreme Court finds that the concealed carry law is constitutional, then we will adopt my ordinance," Shrewsbury said. "So we're ready to go, pending on whatever decision the Supreme Court makes."

The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case January 22.