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August 8, 2014

The Show-Me State Shows the Way to Safeguard Fundamental Rights

Missouri’s primary election on Tuesday included a legislatively referred constitutional amendment to strengthen Missouri’s right to arms provision.  Voters approved the amendment by a 61% to 39% margin.
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August 6, 2014

Missourians Approve Measure Strengthening Right to Keep and Bear Arms

By an overwhelming margin of 61 to 39 percent, Missouri voters have adopted an amendment backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to their state constitution strengthening the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Senate Joint Resolution 36 declares that right to be "unalienable" and require any gun-control restrictions to be subject to the highest legal scrutiny. 
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July 19, 2014

Missouri: Gun Owners Prevail in Missouri Supreme Court – Amendment Stays on Primary Election Ballot on August 5

As previously reported last month, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun followers made another attempt at hindering your right to keep and bear arms in Missouri.  In mid-June, a lawsuit was filed against Senate Joint Resolution 36 (Constitutional Amendment 5 on the August 5 primary election ballot) – with the plaintiff being St. Louis Police Chief Samuel Dotson III and Rebecca Morgan, a member of the Missouri chapter of a Bloomberg-funded anti-gun group.  This lawsuit sought to challenge the ballot language and had the express intention of outright killing this ballot measure.  
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July 15, 2014

Missouri: Governor Vetoes NRA-Backed Pro-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a NRA supported pro-gun measure, Senate Bill 656.  Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 passed overwhelmingly in both legislative chambers.  Unfortunately, Governor Jay Nixon felt the pro-gun provisions were not important or necessary and chose to veto this legislation rather than allow it to become law and increase school and public safety for law-abiding Missouri citizens.
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July 2, 2014

Missouri: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill, Another Awaits his Signature

Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law Senate Bill 745, sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18) and handled in the House by state Representative Jay Houghton (R-43).  SB 745 includes improved right to carry language and technical corrections related to the 2013 transition of the concealed carry permit issuance process to the sheriffs. 
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June 27, 2014

Missouri: Pro-Gun Bills Awaiting Governor’s Consideration

Currently sitting on Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) desk is Senate Bill 656 and Senate Bill 745, pro-gun legislation supported by the NRA.
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June 19, 2014

Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Placed on August Ballot – Under Attack by Gun Control Crowd

As previously reported, the Missouri General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by an overwhelming and bipartisan majority.  Recently, Governor Jay Nixon (D) decided to have SJR 36 placed on the Primary Election ballot on August 5.  
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June 3, 2014

Missouri: Pro-Gun Bills Delivered to Governor, Await Approval

Senate Bills 656 and 745, pro-gun state legislation supported by the NRA, have been delivered to Governor Jay Nixon (D) and await his action.  As we have reported recently, SB 656 has been under fire by the anti-gun media, portraying it as a bill that “arms teachers."
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May 23, 2014

Missouri: Anti-Gun Media Continues its Attack on Senate Bill 656

As reported Wednesday, the anti-gun media in Missouri continues taking swings at Senate Bill 656, which was passed overwhelmingly by both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives.  Media outlets are attempting to make SB 656 into a bill that arms teachers.
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May 21, 2014

Missouri: Senate Bill 656 Under Attack by Anti-Gun Media

As we recently reported, the Missouri General Assembly overwhelming passed Senate Bill 656, which currently awaits approval by Governor Jay Nixon (D).  SB 656 is a major step forward to increase Missourians Second Amendment rights.  SB 656 contains many components to increase personal safety and public safety needs for law-abiding citizens in the Show-Me State. 
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May 19, 2014

Missouri: 2014 Legislative Session Comes to a Close

Last Friday, the Missouri General Assembly adjourned its 2014 legislative session, and with its closing came victories for Second Amendment supporters.  During this session, three NRA-supported bills made their way through the legislative process: Senate Joint Resolution 36, Senate Bill 745 and Senate Bill 656.
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May 14, 2014

Missouri: Pro-Gun Bill to be Heard in Conference Committee, Another goes to the Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 656 by a 112 to 37 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 includes many pro-gun reforms 
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May 8, 2014

Missouri: Pro-Gun Legislation on the Move in Jefferson City

Yesterday, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by a 23 to 8 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 36 would strengthen Missouri’s current right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, Section 23, Article I. 
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May 7, 2014

Missouri: House Passes NRA-Supported Bill, Other Legislation Awaiting Action

Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by an overwhelming 122 to 31 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 36 would strengthen Missouri’s current right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, Section 23, Article I.  
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May 2, 2014

Missouri: Senate Committee Scheduled to Vote on Self-Defense Bill on Monday

Having been debated in a public hearing earlier this week, House Bill 1539, legislation to strengthen Missouri’s current Castle Doctrine law, is scheduled to be voted on next Monday, May 5, by the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.
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April 21, 2014

Missouri: House Could Consider NRA-Supported Bill at Anytime

At anytime, the Missouri House of Representatives could bring up for consideration Senate Joint Resolution 36.  
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April 17, 2014

Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Awaits Action in House

Last week, the House General Laws Committee voted “Do Pass” on Senate Joint Resolution 36 and this measure is currently waiting to be added to the House floor calendar.  Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and being handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 36 would strengthen Missouri’s current right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, Section 23, Article I.
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April 12, 2014

Missouri: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation

On Thursday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed House Bill 1539 by a 110 to 39 vote.  HB 1539, critical self-defense legislation, will now be sent to the Missouri Senate for its committee referral.
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April 9, 2014

Missouri: House Committee Hears Pro-Gun Legislation

Yesterday, the House General Laws Committee heard Senate Bill 745.  While this committee did not vote on this important right to carry legislation, it is expected to send SB 745 to the House floor in the near future.  
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April 1, 2014

Missouri: Senate Passes Pro-Gun Legislation, Awaiting House Committee Assignment

Late last week, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Bill 745 by a 32 to 1 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), SB 745 has been transmitted to the Missouri House of Representatives where it now awaits assignment to a House committee.
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March 19, 2014

Missouri: House Committee Passes Pro-Gun Bills

Last week, the House General Laws Committee approved and reported as “Do Pass” multiple NRA-supported bills.  The following pro-gun bills have been referred to the House Rules Committee where they will be assigned to the House calendar:
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March 12, 2014

Missouri: Extreme Anti-Gun Bill Disguised as “Protecting the Second Amendment Act”

The anti-gunners in Missouri have really outdone themselves with House Bill 2129.  Sponsored by state Representative Joshua Peters (D-76) and cosponsored by state Representatives Randy Dunn (D-23), Stacey Newman (D-87), Sharon Pace (D-74) and Tommie Pierson (D-66), HB 2129 might be one of the most extreme gun control measures introduced in the Show Me State this legislative session.
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March 5, 2014

Missouri: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Receive Hearing in House Committee

Yesterday, March 4, the House General Laws Committee conducted a hearing at which multiple pro-gun bills were presented and testimony was taken.  The NRA-ILA would like to give a special thanks to the chairman of this committee, state Representative Caleb Jones (R-50), for allowing this hearing to take place.  While the hearing was completed, no votes were taken on any of the bills.  
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February 21, 2014

Missouri: Second Amendment Update from Jefferson City

The 2014 legislative session is underway, and several pro-gun and anti-gun bills have been filed including:
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February 18, 2014

Missouri: Anti-Gun Amendment Removed from Senate Bill 613

Yesterday, thanks to your calls and e-mails, the Missouri Senate removed the anti-gun language in Senate Bill 613 by a 22 to 9 vote.  After SB 613 was amended with the adoption of language relating to stolen firearms reporting, offered by anti-gun state Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-5), your NRA-ILA expressed its opposition to the bill. 
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February 14, 2014

Missouri: Senate to Vote on De-facto Gun Owner Registry on Monday

Yesterday, after many calls from you, Senate Bill 613 was placed on the Missouri Senate calendar for third reading on Monday, February 17.  As reported yesterday,SB 613 was amended during the Senate floor debate with anti-gun language similar to that contained in Senate Bill 556 and Senate Bill 565, both sponsored by anti-gun state Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-5). 
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February 12, 2014

Missouri: De-facto Gun Owner Registry Legislation Moving In Missouri Senate! Call Your Senators NOW!

Last night, during debate on Senate Bill 613, anti-gun Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-5) was able to attach an anti-gun provision to SB 613.  As previously reported, this anti-gun language was introduced as legislation in January that was originally contained in Senate Bill 556 and Senate Bill 565, both sponsored by Senator Nasheed. 
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January 10, 2014

Missouri: 2014 Legislative Session Convenes

On Wednesday, the 2014 legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly convened and with that, multiple pro-gun and pro-hunting bills have already been introduced.  Your NRA-ILA will be working with your elected officials during this legislative session to ensure that your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage are preserved.  
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August 30, 2013

Missouri: Pro-Gun Laws Took Effect This Week

On August 28, House Bill 533, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49) and state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), took effect.  Additionally, a provision in Senate Bill 75, sponsored by state Senator Dan Brown (R-16) and state Representative Eric Burlison (R-133), took effect on August 28.
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August 5, 2013

Missouri: State Senator Calls on Google to Completely Remove "Gun Geo Marker" App

As your NRA-ILA previously reported, the Gun Geo Marker app was recently released to Google Play.  This app was misguidedly designed to encourage users to "geolocate dangerous guns and owners" in their communities.   According to Google Play, "Geolocation means marking dangerous sites on the App's map so that you and others can be aware of the risks in your neighborhood." 
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July 12, 2013

Missouri: Right-to-Carry Reform Signed into Law

Today, Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law Senate Bill 75, critical right-to-carry reform legislation.  Sponsored by state Senator Dan Brown (R-16) and state Representative Eric Burlison (R-133), this new law seeks to reform Missouri’s existing concealed carry process.
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July 8, 2013

Missouri: Governor Nixon Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Last Friday, Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law House Bill 533, critical self-defense legislation.  Sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49) and state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), this new law will protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.  
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May 30, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Bill and Right-to-Carry Reform Delivered to Governor

Two important pro-gun reforms, House Bill 533 and Senate Bill 75, were officially delivered to Governor Jay Nixon (D) today.  He now has 45 days to act on these measures.
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May 17, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Bill Passes State House, Goes to Governor for his Signature

Today, the state House concurred on House Bill 533 and this critical self-defense reform bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon (D) for his consideration.
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May 16, 2013

Missouri: Right to Carry Reform Legislation Passes State Senate, Goes to Governor for his Signature

Today, the Missouri Senate concurred on Senate Bill 75 by a 24-5 vote.  This critical right-to-carry reform now heads to Governor Jay Nixon (D) for his consideration.
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May 16, 2013

Missouri: Right to Carry Reform Legislation Passes State House, Heads to State Senate for a Concurrence Vote

Late last night, the Missouri House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 75 by a 123 to 29 vote.  SB 75 seeks to reform Missouri’s existing concealed carry permit process.  Currently, the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) is responsible for issuing concealed carry endorsements, but after recently betraying the trust of the people of Missouri, legislators have demanded the permitting process be transferred to county sheriffs.  
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May 14, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Bill Passes State Senate, Goes to State House for a Concurrence Vote

Today, an amended version of House Bill 533 passed in the Missouri Senate by a 26-7 vote. Sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49) and state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), HB 533 would protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.  HB 533 will now return to the state House for a concurrence vote.  Please contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to vote to concur with the Senate amendments to this critical pro-gun reform.
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May 8, 2013

Missouri: Your Action is Needed to Support Important Pro-Gun Bills

With a few days remaining in the 2013 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly is taking critical steps to reform the state’s Right-to-Carry law and further protect your inherent right to self-defense.
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April 29, 2013

Missouri: Right-to-Carry Privacy Reform Goes to Conference Committee

House Bill 8, a funding measure that transfers to Missouri sheriffs the authority for issuance of Right-to-Carry permit certificates and the permits themselves from the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR), is expected to be sent to a conference committee.   As previously reported, there have been several reports that the DOR was collecting and sharing personal documents from individuals receiving a concealed carry endorsement with third parties, including the federal government.
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April 25, 2013

Missouri: Attend Key Hearings this Weekend on Legislation to Protect your Permit Privacy

As we have previously reported, the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) initiated a new and dangerous procedure of scanning, keeping and sharing personal documents with the federal government related to the issuance of your driver’s license and right to carry permit.  This recordkeeping and sharing of private documents by the DOR is a serious violation of public trust and the Missouri Legislature is taking swift action to remove DOR’s role in the permit issuing process by pursuing enactment of House Bill 8.
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