Thanks to your support, House Bill 294 has been placed on the Missouri Senate calendar and will now be debated on the Senate floor. This important Right-to-Carry reform bill still needs your support though, so please continue contacting your state Senator.
House Bill 294, sponsored by state Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-20), is a comprehensive firearms reform bill that would address a number of issues important to
This legislation, including Senate committee amendments, would:
- prohibit sales taxes on firearms or ammunition from being higher than those for sport goods, sporting equipment, hunting equipment;
- allow residents to purchase long guns from non-contiguous states and vice versa by removing non-penalty merchandising practices provisions;
- lower the concealed carry age to 18;
- allow a person to possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a machine gun, short-barreled rifle or shotgun, or firearm suppressor if he or she complies with federal law;
- create the crime of fraudulent firearms purchases if a person knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages, or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate federal or state laws;
- and enable members of the General Assembly and their staff who possess valid concealed carry endorsements to carry a firearm for self-defense in the Capitol.
Please continue contacting your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to support House Bill 294. To locate your state Senator and their contact information, please click here.