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 Forum At UMSL Looks For Solutions To 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence Affecting Youth http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forum-umsl-looks-solutions-epidemic-gun-violence-affecting-youth <p>Every year&nbsp;more than 20,000 children ages 0 to 19 are injured by guns, said<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Dr. David&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jaffe</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the medical director of emergency services at St. Louis Children's Hospital</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Every day, seven of those injuries are fatal.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jaffe's hospital<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;treats an average of 70 kids a year with gunshot wounds.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35175 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Forum At UMSL Looks For Solutions To 'Epidemic' Of Gun Violence Affecting Youth When Children Are Exposed To Gun Violence, It Becomes A Public Health Issue, Say St. Louis Doctors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/when-children-are-exposed-gun-violence-it-becomes-public-health-issue-say-st-louis-doctors <p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">The Newtown massacre has been seared in our collective memory. Gun violence involving teens in St. Louis, especially teens of color, is among the highest in the country.&nbsp; The emotion in Roxana, Ill., after an April Fool’s prank this week put local focus on the issue.&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 1.15; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:54:27 +0000 Camille Phillips & Don Marsh 34995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org When Children Are Exposed To Gun Violence, It Becomes A Public Health Issue, Say St. Louis Doctors 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