guns http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Blasts Legislative Session As 'Abysmal,' While GOP Leaders Call It 'Historic' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-blasts-legislative-session-abysmal-while-gop-leaders-call-it-historic <p>The Missouri House and Senate each spent the waning minutes of the legislative session embroiled in debate over a bill to nullify most federal gun laws.</p><p>But afterward, it was Gov. Jay Nixon who fired off the first post-session shots. His target was the General Assembly’s final-day spending spree.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 03:27:13 +0000 Jo Mannies 36222 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Blasts Legislative Session As 'Abysmal,' While GOP Leaders Call It 'Historic' General Assembly Approves Bill Expanding Gun Rights, Lowers Concealed-Carry Age http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/general-assembly-approves-bill-expanding-gun-rights-lowers-concealed-carry-age <p>Just hours before adjournment, the Missouri General Assembly has approved a bill that lowers the state’s legal age for carrying concealed weapons to 19 and allows the open carrying of firearms by any person with a valid concealed-carry permit.</p><p>The bill also allows schools to designate teachers or administrators as "school protection officers" who can carry a concealed firearm or self-defense spray device. But school districts authorizing the armed officers are required to hold a public hearing on the matter.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:04:04 +0000 Jo Mannies 36202 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org General Assembly Approves Bill Expanding Gun Rights, Lowers Concealed-Carry Age Dispute Among Republicans May Once Again Kill Gun Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-among-republicans-may-once-again-kill-gun-bill <p>Differences between the Missouri House and Senate may once again kill an effort to nullify federal gun laws.</p><p>The Missouri House voted Tuesday evening by a veto-proof margin, 109-42, to approve a conference committee’s proposed final version of the bill, officially known as the “Second Amendment Preservation Act.”</p><p>But the chief Senate sponsor, state Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, declined to sign the panel’s compromise and told reporters that he may not bring up the version for a final Senate vote before this session ends on Friday. The result would be to kill the bill.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 04:03:46 +0000 Jo Mannies 36109 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dispute Among Republicans May Once Again Kill Gun Bill Politically Speaking: Nieves On His Role In The Senate, And The Future Of His Gun Legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-nieves-his-role-senate-and-future-his-gun-legislation <p style="padding: 0px; border: 0px currentColor; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 22px; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; vertical-align: baseline;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon&rsquo;s Jo&nbsp;Mannies&nbsp;and Jason&nbsp;Rosenbaum&nbsp;to talk about the week&rsquo;s politics.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30714 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Nieves On His Role In The Senate, And The Future Of His Gun Legislation Politically Speaking: Mayor Slay On A Gun Court, City Entering County And Northside Regeneration http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-mayor-slay-gun-court-city-entering-county-and-northside-regeneration <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:10:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30142 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Mayor Slay On A Gun Court, City Entering County And Northside Regeneration Handgun Found At Mo. Capitol Stirs Gun Control Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/handgun-found-mo-capitol-stirs-gun-control-debate <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px 0px 10pt"><FONT size=2 face=Calibri,sans-serif><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT size=4 face=Arial,sans-serif><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns&nbsp;at the&nbsp;State Capitol.</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></FONT></DIV> <DIV style="MARGIN: 0px 0px 10pt"><FONT size=2 face=Calibri,sans-serif><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT size=4 face=Arial,sans-serif><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 14pt">A loaded handgun was found by police&nbsp;in the basement of the&nbsp;Capitol last week.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:55:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30161 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Handgun Found At Mo. Capitol Stirs Gun Control Debate Politically Speaking: Dempsey On Veto Session And His Consequential Vote On The Gun Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/politically-speaking-dempsey-veto-session-and-his-consequential-vote-gun-bill <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:23:16 +0000 Chris McDaniel 30025 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Politically Speaking: Dempsey On Veto Session And His Consequential Vote On The Gun Bill Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judges-reject-separate-docket-st-louis-gun-cases <p><strong>Updated at 4:55 with reaction from chief Sam Dotson.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/168672607/Gun-docket-proposal-Judge-Jack-Garvey">A proposal</a> that would have had two judges handling most crimes involving firearms in the city of St. Louis has been rejected by the judges themselves.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:42:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kate Essig 29949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judges Reject Separate Docket For St. Louis Gun Cases Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Retrospective Action On Sex Offenses And Gun Laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-supreme-court-weighs-retrospective-action-sex-offenses-and-gun-laws <p>The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether laws restricting actions by sex offenders and felons can be applied to people who were convicted before the laws were enacted.</p><p>The court heard arguments on Tuesday on five cases dealing with sex offenses and guns.</p><p>Three people are challenging whether a law passed in 2009 applies to them because they were convicted of sex offenses before the law was made. The law prohibits sex offenders from being near public parks with playgrounds or swimming pools.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:20:56 +0000 The Associated Press 29630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Retrospective Action On Sex Offenses And Gun Laws Durbin Pushing Law Enforcement To Use Federal Gun Tracing Resources http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/durbin-pushing-law-enforcement-use-federal-gun-tracing-resources <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">US Senator Dick Durbin is proposing a carrot-and-stick approach to encourage police departments in Illinois to trace guns used in crimes.</span></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:20:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Durbin Pushing Law Enforcement To Use Federal Gun Tracing Resources