Second Amendment

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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Veto session
6:58 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September

(l-r) Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka), Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R) & Gov. Jay Nixon (D) at the 2013 State of the State Address.
Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.

According to the Associated Press, the Democratic Governor struck down 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to him by the Republican-dominated House and Senate.  Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

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Second Amendment
4:16 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House Passes Another Gun Rights Bill

Mo. House in session on April 30th, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed yet another bill that would expand the rights of gun owners and reduce the role of the state Department of Revenue.

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2nd Amendment vs. Gun Control
12:26 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Mo. House Passes Bill Criminalizing Enforcement Of Federal Gun Laws

(via Flickr/ M Glasgow)

The Missouri House has passed legislation that declares any future federal ban on semi-automatic weapons or large capacity clips is "unenforceable" in Missouri.

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Second Amendment
7:52 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Mo. House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill Shortly After Pro Gun Rights Rally

Roughly 300 people attended a rally Thursday to support legislation to expand gun owners' rights in Missouri. HB 436 passed the Mo. House shortly after the rally ended.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has passed the so-called Second Amendment Preservation Act, less than 24 hours after it received first-round approval from the same body.

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Economy
4:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

In Wake Of Newtown Massacre, Missouri Gun Sales Skyrocket

The AR-15 rifle is made by several weapons companies
Credit via Wikimedia Commons

Updated 1:56 p.m. Dec. 20 with information about background  checks in Illinois

It’s perhaps counter intuitive, but when acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up. The same is happening with the sales of semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines.

Under normal circumstances you might be confuse the rush of customers at Mid America Arms in South St. Louis, as Christmas shoppers, but not so this year.

“It’s been one of our best days in 13 years but…not for the right reasons,” says owner Mark Campbell.

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