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.
Updated at 2:00 p.m. with quotes from State Reps. Mike Leara (R) and Stacey Newman (D).
Lawmakers proposing gun control legislation could end up in prison under a bill introduced by a Missouri House Republican.
Rep. Mike Leara, of St. Louis County, said Tuesday that he has no illusions that his bill actually will pass and become law.
Legislation that would revive three benevolent tax credits that died last year has been passed by the Missouri House.
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.
If passed, House Bill 110 would only allow the Governor to appoint a temporary placeholder who would not be eligible to run in the special election. House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith (R, Salem), the bill’s sponsor, says it’s not a deliberate swipe at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
A St. Louis County lawmaker plans to file legislation that would require background checks on anyone who buys a firearm at a gun show.
State Representative Stacey Newman (D, Richmond Heights) says her proposal would close the so-called “gun show loophole” in Missouri.
“Right now, federal background checks are only done through licensed dealers," Newman said. "That exempts gun shows where people can purchase unlimited amounts of weapons, including assault weapons.”
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