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Missouri: Pro-Gun Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Consideration!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yesterday, Wednesday, April 21, the Senate General Laws Committee passed House Bill 1802.  HB1802 will now head to the full Senate for consideration.

HB1802, sponsored by State Representative Chuck Gatschenberger (R-13), would repeal an arcane 1971 Missouri law that restricts interstate purchase of rifles and shotguns.  The bill would allow Missouri residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in any state and would also permit residents of other states to purchase rifles and shotguns in Missouri.

In addition, the Senate General Laws Committee added provisions extending the “Castle Doctrine” to the boundary lines of rented or leased property.  This doctrine would allow you to use force, including deadly force, for self-defense without fear of legal repercussions.  Finally, a provision was added to HB1802 that would lower the Right-to-Carry age from 23 to 21.

Currently no date or time has been scheduled for the Senate to consider HB1802 so no action is needed at this time.  Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org  for updates on this bill.
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