Missouri

Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Case on Gun Shop’s Responsibility in Murder

Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Case on Gun Shop’s Responsibility in Murder

Attorney Jonathan Lowy, of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told state Supreme Court judges Wednesday that Odessa Gun & Pawn was negligent when it sold Colby Sue Weathers the gun in June 2012. Only an hour after she used that gun to shoot and kill her father. The state has since committed Weathers to a mental hospital. “It’s very clear that this statute was designed to prevent neglige... »

Firearms on Campus Bill Floated

Firearms on Campus Bill Floated

The State of Missouri currently bans concealed carry on universities. Missouri State Senator Brian Munzlinger is a co-sponsor of a bill to allow concealed carry of weapons on college campuses. The bill also includes a provision that would allow colleges to opt out. They would need to apply with the state Department of Public Safety and staff all building entrances with security guards and weapons ... »

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Missouri state Representative Stacey Newman pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would limit access to firearms, in the same way, her state restricts access to abortion. The bill includes a period of 72-hour waiting for purchasing guns and watching a 30-minute video on firearms fatalities before purchasing. It also requires the weapons dealer be at least 120 miles from the purchaser’s residence.... »

A new law in Missouri First graders can take NRA sponsored gun classes

A new gun law in Missouri – NRA sponsored gun classes for kids

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed the public safety bill which might see NRA sponsor a gun class for first graders. The course, called the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, is teaching children about gun safety with the help of a cartoon character named Eddie Eagle. Some research studies have shown the ability of children to “memorize Eddie’s simple advice”, however, the memorized in... »

Missouri Nullification Bill

Missouri Nullification Bill

On April 18, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a nullification bill that prohibits the enforcement of federal gun grabs within the sovereign borders of the state. Voting 115-41, Missouri lawmakers approved the bill named Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436). State Senate is working on a nearly identical bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Nieves. HB 436, was approved by the ent... »