Second Amendment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Amendment 5 Would Expand Gun Rights In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amendment-5-would-expand-gun-rights-missouri <p>Amendment 5, a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment on the Aug. 5 ballot, seeks to protect further the right to bear arms.</p><p>"It's going to strengthen the protection that the right to keep and bear arms under the Missouri constitution," said Allen Rostron, a constitutional law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. "Everybody is familiar with the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, of course, but there's also a provision in the Missouri state Constitution that guarantees a right to keep and bear arms, and this is designed to strengthen that right."</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:18:41 +0000 Chris McDaniel 37991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amendment 5 Would Expand Gun Rights In Missouri Big City Mayors Speak Out Against Gun Nullification Bills At Missouri Capitol http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/big-city-mayors-speak-out-against-gun-nullification-bills-missouri-capitol <p>The mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City traveled to the the Missouri Capitol Monday to speak out against legislation to nullify federal gun laws within the Show-Me State.</p><p><a href="http://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/profiles/profile-mayor-francis-slay.cfm">St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay</a>, a Democrat, calls the legislation&nbsp; "absurd, embarrassing and reckless."</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:14:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Big City Mayors Speak Out Against Gun Nullification Bills At Missouri Capitol Missouri House Gives Gun Control Nullification Bill First-Round Approval http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-house-gives-gun-control-nullification-bill-first-round-approval <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri House has given first-round approval to its version of the gun control nullification bill, but not before softening the language a bit.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:17:37 +0000 Marshall Griffin 34934 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri House Gives Gun Control Nullification Bill First-Round Approval Missouri Senate Sends Gun Control Nullification Bill to Mo. House; House Version Passes Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-sends-gun-control-nullification-bill-mo-house-house-version-passes-committee <p>Without one word of debate, the Missouri Senate Thursday passed legislation to nullify federal gun-control laws in Missouri.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:07:56 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33889 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Sends Gun Control Nullification Bill to Mo. House; House Version Passes Committee Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-strips-gun-theft-reporting-amendment-nullification-bill <p>The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:35:30 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33788 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nieves-nasheed-say-nra-misrepresents-language-nullification-bill <p>The National Rifle Association is taking some heat from two Missouri state senators over legislation to nullify federal gun control laws within the state.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:15:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33703 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill Missouri Senate Endorses Gun Control Nullification Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-senate-endorses-gun-control-nullification-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation to nullify federal gun-control laws.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:43:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33653 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Senate Endorses Gun Control Nullification Bill Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-expect-during-missouris-2013-veto-session <p>Missouri lawmakers will convene Wednesday for their annual veto session. Governor Jay Nixon vetoed 29 bills this year, including at least two bills that have been the subject of much campaigning and debate. Add in a Republican-led General Assembly, and this year's veto session has the potential to be of greater consequence than most.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin and Chris McDaniel have been covering the veto session, and gave host Don Marsh an overview of what to expect this year.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:52:05 +0000 Camille Phillips 29791 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What To Expect During Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-2013-veto-session-begins-wednesday <p>The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.&nbsp; <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws.&nbsp; St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a look at what may or may not happen on Wednesday.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday Police Departments & Fraternal Group Oppose '2nd Amendment Preservation Act' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/police-departments-fraternal-group-oppose-2nd-amendment-preservation-act-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Several police departments and organizations around Missouri are speaking out against a bill that would bar enforcement of federal gun laws if they interfere with a </span>Missourian's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Second Amendment rights.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says House Bill 436 would in effect end cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies.&nbsp; He cites a recent traffic stop where his officers apprehended two armed men wanted for different crimes.</span></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:41:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Police Departments & Fraternal Group Oppose '2nd Amendment Preservation Act'