gun rights http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Legal Roundtable: The Gun Bill And The Veto Session, Connor's Non-Compete, Pujols Libel Case, Etc. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/legal-roundtable-gun-bill-and-veto-session-connors-non-compete-pujols-libel-case-etc <p>During next week's veto session, Missouri legislators will likely attempt to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of the gun bill (H.B. 463), called the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced that he agrees with Nixon's override, stating that the bill violates the Supremacy Clause of the constitution. If put into law, the bill would conflict with federal gun laws.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:24:56 +0000 Camille Phillips 29673 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Legal Roundtable: The Gun Bill And The Veto Session, Connor's Non-Compete, Pujols Libel Case, Etc. Nixon Vetoes Bill That Blocked Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws, Jones Says He'll Vote To Override http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-vetoes-bill-blocked-enforcement-federal-gun-laws-jones-says-hell-vote-override <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jay Nixon </span><a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/pdf/2013/hb436veto.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">has vetoed a bill</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would have blocked Missouri officials from enforcing federal gun laws, saying it would violate the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution.</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 16:28:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Chris McDaniel 27981 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Vetoes Bill That Blocked Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws, Jones Says He'll Vote To Override Ill. House Approves Plan To Allow Public Concealed Carry Of Guns http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-house-approves-plan-allow-public-concealed-carry-guns <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Will be updated.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House has approved a plan to allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The proposal adopted Friday was brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan, but it's opposed by several of his fellow Democrats, including the governor.</span></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:03:06 +0000 The Associated Press 26715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. House Approves Plan To Allow Public Concealed Carry Of Guns A Younger Look At The Gun Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/younger-look-gun-debate <p></p><p>Few things are more polarizing in American culture than guns. There is no scarcity of opinions on the issue, but a voice that we have perhaps not heard is that of a younger generation, specifically those who are 18 to 29 years old. They fall under the millennial generation, and will make up the future of gun ownership. So, what do they think? St. Louis Public Radio’s Sean Sandefur reports.</p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Guns Evoke Many Emotions</strong></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:18:45 +0000 Sean Sandefur 26280 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Younger Look At The Gun Debate Facing June Deadline, Ill. No Closer To Concealed Carry Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/facing-june-deadline-ill-no-closer-concealed-carry-law <p>Groups on both sides of the concealed carry debate in Illinois say the state is no closer to crafting a court-ordered law than they were the first day of this legislative session.</p><p>Richard Pearson is executive director of the <a href="http://www.isra.org/">Illinois State Rifle Association</a>. He says lawmakers are sidelining the plan by bypassing the usual committee process:</p><p>"We've had committee meetings from one end of the state to the other, and out of this we have gotten nothing," Pearson said.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 15:24:40 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 24837 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Facing June Deadline, Ill. No Closer To Concealed Carry Law Missouri May Expand 'Right To Bear Arms' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-may-expand-right-bear-arms <P><EM>&nbsp;(Updated story)</EM></P> <P>A Missouri Senate Committee has unanimously passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand the State Constitution’s right to bear arms.</P> <P>In addition to affirming the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:00:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 9850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri May Expand 'Right To Bear Arms'