Mayor Mike Houston doesn’t think concealed carry will change things in Springfield, for better or worse.
Houston doesn’t expect the arrival of concealed carry to make much of a dent in the crime problem in certain sections of the city. Appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show,” the mayor acknowledged that illegally-obtained guns are at the heart of much of Springfield’s crime problem… but tracing those guns and getting them off the streets is an overwhelming task.
Houston also predicts no problems from concealed carry permit holders. He says most gun owners understand and respect the responsibility… and liability… that comes from carrying that loaded weapon with them.