On Hardball yesterday, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver expressed support for the general idea of limiting the ability to carry guns at political rallies or events, as proposed this week by Rep. Peter King (R-New York). "There is no excuse, absolutely no excuse, for anyone to attend a political gathering with a gun," Cleaver said. "That sends a bad signal, and it could create some bad, bad things if things somehow got out of control."
Meanwhile, Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is advising officials and staffers to start "packing." Speaking to KOMU: "I think more members of Congress and probably other public officials may want to have aids that are packing concealed carry permits and are packing a weapon."