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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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April 23, 2013

Missouri: Senate Passes Legislation to Protect your Permit Privacy

Last night, the Missouri Senate unanimously approved 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).  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 18, 2013

Missouri: Right-to-Carry Permit Privacy Update

Recently, Missouri media have reported that the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) initiated a new procedure of scanning and keeping personal documents related to the issuance of your driver’s license and right to carry permit.  This procedure violates the "spirit of Missouri law" prohibiting the state from abiding by the federal REAL ID Act, an intrusion into your privacy.  
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April 12, 2013

Missouri: Self-Defense Legislation Passes in House

Yesterday, House Bill 533 passed in the Missouri House of Representatives by an overwhelming 126-25 vote.  Sponsored by state Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-49), 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.
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April 9, 2013

Missouri: Critical Self-Defense Legislation to be Considered on House Floor this Week

House Bill 533, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49), is expected to be considered on the House floor this week.  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. 
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March 13, 2013

Missouri: Important Right-to-Carry Privacy Legislation Introduced in House

Recently, there have been several reports that the Missouri Department of Revenue is collecting and sharing personal documents from individuals receiving a concealed carry endorsement with third parties, including the federal government.  
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March 5, 2013

Missouri: Employee Protection Legislation to be Heard in House Committee Today

On March 5, the Missouri House General Laws Committee will hear important self-defense legislation, House Bill 533.  HB 533, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49), would ensure that hard working Missourians right to self-defense does not end when they drive onto their state employer’s property.
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February 13, 2013

Missouri: Anti-Gun Legislation Introduced That Would Turn Law-Abiding Gun Owners into Felons

Yesterday, state representatives Rory Ellinger (D-86) and Jill Schupp (D-88) introduced House Bill 545, anti-gun legislation that would turn many law-abiding gun owners into felons.  HB 545 would ban the possession, sale, transfer or manufacture of certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines that are capable of holding more than ten rounds.
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January 29, 2013

Missouri: Bills Introduced to Restrict Your Gun Rights

Now that the 2013 session of the Missouri General Assembly has convened, your NRA-ILA has learned of some disturbing anti-gun bills that have been introduced.  These bills are designed to infringe upon the rights of law-abiding citizens and would do nothing to address criminal activity.
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July 10, 2012

Missouri: Governor Signs Two NRA-Backed Bills into Law Today

Today, with the deadline for his signature on legislation fast approaching, Governor Jay Nixon (D) stood with gun owners as he signed into law two bills to preserve and expand recognition of Second Amendment rights in Missouri.  The improvements made in Senate Bill 480 and NRA-backed House Bill 1647 will take effect on August 28 of this year, while NRA-backed Senate Bill 489 went into effect immediately upon the Governor's signature.  Thank you to Missouri NRA members for making your voices heard in the final days and hours of the 2012 legislative session.  Your dedication to contacting your state elected officials helped ensure passage these important NRA-backed bills this session.  The following bills, delivered to the Governor by the General Assembly leadership on May 30, will now become law in Missouri:
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July 9, 2012

Missouri: Signature Deadline Approaching

NRA-backed House Bill 1647 and Senate Bill 489 must be signed by Governor Jay Nixon (D) by July 14.  If enacted into law, these bills will represent a significant advance in the preservation and protection of Second Amendment rights of Missouri’s residents.  Please contact Governor Nixon TODAY to express your support for these important pro-gun bills. 
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June 26, 2012

Missouri: Implementation of HB 1647 in Jeopardy!

House Bill 1647, which was passed by both chambers of the Missouri legislature last month and currently awaits Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) signature, has once again come under attack.  The Missouri Press Association is working with Missouri Prosecuting Attorneys to undermine your rights by pushing for Governor Nixon to veto this common-sense Right to Carry legislation.  Don't let the media and power-hungry prosecutors win this battle.  If they do, HB 1647 will not become law, and law-abiding citizens and our active duty military will lose!  Contact Governor Nixon today and urge him to sign HB 1647 into law.
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June 6, 2012

Missouri: NRA-Backed Legislation Delivered to Governor Nixon

On May 30, the leadership of the Missouri General Assembly delivered a number of pieces of legislation to Governor Jay Nixon.  Three of these bills were NRA-backed bills that, if enacted into law, will preserve and protect Second Amendment rights of Missouri’s residents.  Governor Nixon now has 45 days to sign this legislation into law. 
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May 24, 2012

Missouri: Show-Me State Legislators Show Their Support for Firearm Freedoms

As proven by this session’s successes, NRA members and gun owners have a number of solid friends in the Missouri General Assembly.  These allies deserve your thanks for upholding our Second Amendment freedoms and pressing to send important firearm legislation to Governor Jay Nixon before adjournment of the 2012 legislative session.
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May 21, 2012

Missouri Legislative Session Ends with Important Victories for Gun Owners

The Missouri General Assembly passed several pro-gun measures, sending them to Governor Jay Nixon before adjournment of the 2012 legislative session. 
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May 18, 2012

Missouri: NRA License Plate Possible This Year

Senate Bill 480, legislation relating to motor vehicle regulations and transportation (unrelated to Second Amendment issues), has been amended to provide for a Missouri NRA license plate to support your Second Amendment rights and activities in the Show-Me State. This amendment was successfully offered by state Representative Eric Burlison (R-136).
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