gun control

Gun Control Nullification
9:14 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Big City Mayors Speak Out Against Gun Nullification Bills At Missouri Capitol

(l-r) KC Mayor Sly James and STL Mayor Francis Slay appear at Mo. Capitol to speak out against effort by GOP lawmakers to pass gun control nullification legislation.
Credit Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, a Democrat, calls the legislation  "absurd, embarrassing and reckless."

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Gun Control Nullification
8:17 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Missouri House Gives Gun Control Nullification Bill First-Round Approval

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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.

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Gun Control Nullification
12:07 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Missouri Senate Sends Gun Control Nullification Bill to Mo. House; House Version Passes Committee

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Without one word of debate, the Missouri Senate Thursday passed legislation to nullify federal gun-control laws in Missouri.

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Gun Control Nullification
1:35 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

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.

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Gun Control Nullification
9:15 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill

(l-r) Mo. Senators Jamilah Nasheed, D-STL, and Brian Nieves, R-Washington, Mo., discuss NRA opposition to SB 613.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The National Rifle Association is taking some heat from two Missouri state senators over legislation to nullify federal gun control laws within the state.

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Gun Control Nullification
2:43 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Missouri Senate Endorses Gun Control Nullification Bill

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation to nullify federal gun-control laws.

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Concealed Carry
2:11 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Want A Concealed-Carry Permit In Illinois Before April? File Another Lawsuit

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Gun owners in Illinois who want a concealed-carry permit before April 2014 will have to file a new lawsuit in federal court.

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Second Amendment
5:41 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Police Departments & Fraternal Group Oppose '2nd Amendment Preservation Act'

St. Louis Public Radio

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 Missourian's Second Amendment rights.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says House Bill 436 would in effect end cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies.  He cites a recent traffic stop where his officers apprehended two armed men wanted for different crimes.

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Second Amendment
5:56 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo.

Mo. Attorney General Chris Koster.
(Official Portrait, Missouri Attorney General's office)

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is siding with fellow Democrat, Governor Jay Nixon, in opposition to legislation that would challenge the federal government's ability to enforce federal gun laws in Show-Me State.

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Politics / Guns
1:03 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Ill. House Approves Plan To Allow Public Concealed Carry Of Guns

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Will be updated.

The Illinois House has approved a plan to allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public.

The proposal adopted Friday was brokered by House Speaker Michael Madigan, but it's opposed by several of his fellow Democrats, including the governor.

Gov. Pat Quinn's office has called the plan a "massive overreach" because it would wipe out all local gun regulations, including Chicago's ban on assault-style weapons. That's a deal-breaker for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who backs tough restrictions to curb the city's gun violence.

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