gun laws http://kbia.org en Missouri House approves bill to nullify federal gun laws http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-approves-bill-nullify-federal-gun-laws <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Federal gun laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms would be deemed null and void under legislation passed by the Missouri House.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:39:27 +0000 Associated Press 50747 at http://kbia.org Missouri House approves bill to nullify federal gun laws Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September http://kbia.org/post/vetoes-nixon-set-table-hectic-mo-veto-session-september Missouri <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon's</a> record number of vetoes this year is expected to set up a very busy and hard-fought veto session this September.<p>According to the Associated Press, the Democratic Governor struck down 29 of the 145 non-budgetary bills sent to him by the Republican-dominated House and Senate.&#160; Dave Robertson is a political science professor at the University of Missouri – St. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:47:01 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37211 at http://kbia.org Vetoes By Nixon Set Table For Hectic Mo. Veto Session In September As states tighten gun restrictions, two central Missouri mayors seek to attract gun business http://kbia.org/post/states-tighten-gun-restrictions-two-central-missouri-mayors-seek-attract-gun-business <p>The mayors of Hallsville and Centralia, along with one Missouri legislator, have reached out to gun and ammunition manufacturers in an effort to attract those businesses as other states tighten gun restrictions.</p><p>State Representative Caleb Rowden said the decision to reach out to gun businesses is about improving the economy.</p><p>“This is a matter of jobs,” Rowden said. “If this was a different industry where it was so public that it made national news that these companies need relieving, I would have sent the same letter with some different bullet points.”</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:39:54 +0000 Anders Aarhus 35719 at http://kbia.org As states tighten gun restrictions, two central Missouri mayors seek to attract gun business Nixon weighs gun legislation http://kbia.org/post/nixon-weighs-gun-legislation <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is deciding whether to sign recently passed legislation that would bolster gun rights.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislature approved measures that would tackle federal gun laws, allow certain trained school personnel to carry a concealed weapon and change the process for issuing concealed gun permits.</span></p><p>Nixon has until mid-July to sign the bills, veto them or allow them to take effect without his signature.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:30:13 +0000 Associated Press 35178 at http://kbia.org Nixon weighs gun legislation Packing and parking: Bill would allow guns in parked cars on business property http://kbia.org/post/packing-and-parking-bill-would-allow-guns-parked-cars-business-property <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kwmu/audio/2013/04/House Bill 372 debate.mp3" class="asset-audio">Floor debate on House Bill 372</a> <P></P> <P>The <A href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</A> has passed yet another bill that expands the rights of gun owners, less than 24 hours after passing legislation aimed at blocking the federal government from enforcing federal gun laws in the Show-Me State.</P> <P><A href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB372&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 372</A>&#160;would bar business owners from prohibiting anyone from legally possessing a firear Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:18:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32695 at http://kbia.org Packing and parking: Bill would allow guns in parked cars on business property No CCW, but the feds can still get your MO hunting permit records http://kbia.org/post/no-ccw-feds-can-still-get-your-mo-hunting-permit-records <p>This week we decided to look further into the state statutes that determine what personal information is public and shareable, and what information isn’t.&nbsp;</p><p>In the ongoing saga over the state providing federal investigators with a list of 163,000 concealed carry permit holders in the state, the fallout continues. Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer of Columbia says Missouri’s Division of Motor Vehicles will remain unfunded in proposals for next year’s state budget unless the Nixon Administration cooperates with his committee’s investigation into the matter. The Director of the Department of Revenue resigned just over a week ago amid the controversy over the closed records. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:14:30 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 32573 at http://kbia.org No CCW, but the feds can still get your MO hunting permit records Mo. House Bill Makes Proposing Gun Control Legislation A Felony Offense http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-bill-makes-proposing-gun-control-legislation-felony-offense <em><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Updated at 2:00 p.m. with quotes from State Reps. Mike Leara (R) and Stacey Newman (D).</span></em><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Lawmakers proposing gun control legislation could end up in prison under a bill introduced by a Missouri House Republican.</span><p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">Rep. Mike </span>Leara<span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">, of St. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:36:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29143 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Bill Makes Proposing Gun Control Legislation A Felony Offense Is Missouri on board with Obama's new gun proposals? http://kbia.org/post/missouri-board-obamas-new-gun-proposals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gun control is going to be at the top of President Obama’s agenda this year, and Missouri’s US Senators are divided on what to do about it.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:00:20 +0000 Scott Pham 27429 at http://kbia.org Is Missouri on board with Obama's new gun proposals? Only 'A Good Guy With A Gun' Can Stop School Shootings, NRA Says http://kbia.org/post/live-blog-nra-news-conference <em>(We retopped this post at 11:35 a.m. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26272 at http://kbia.org Only 'A Good Guy With A Gun' Can Stop School Shootings, NRA Says Politics, not massacres, drives gun sales http://kbia.org/post/politics-not-massacres-drives-gun-sales <p>After the mass shootings in Auoroa, Colo., last summer, the media were flush with articles <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/aurora-shooting-panic-pro_n_1703402.html">noting huge runs on guns</a> and spikes in the numbers of background checks associated with firearm purchases.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:52:03 +0000 Scott Pham 26221 at http://kbia.org Politics, not massacres, drives gun sales Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues http://kbia.org/post/funerals-begin-newtown-investigation-continues Six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner — two of the 20 first-graders killed Friday when a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:26:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 26028 at http://kbia.org Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say http://kbia.org/post/police-answers-connecticut-school-shooting-could-take-weeks Police on Sunday said 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with a high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he forcibly entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and proceeded to gun down 20 young students and six faculty members.<p>The latest information on the tragedy, the worst violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, came ahead of President Obama's arrival in the town where Friday's mass shooting took place. The president met with families of the victims and planned to attend an evening vigil, where he will speak.<p>Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:21:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 26009 at http://kbia.org School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? http://kbia.org/post/will-newtown-killings-shift-publics-attitude-guns The <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn" target="_blank">tragedy in Newtown, Conn.</a>, will surely spur pollsters to ask Americans again about guns, gun ownership, gun laws and the Second Amendment.<p>If recent experience is a good guide, public opinion may not shift too much.<p><a href="http://www.people-press.org/2012/12/14/public-attitudes-toward-gun-control/" target="_blank">Pew Research Center writes</a> that:<p><blockquote><p>"Recent mass shootings have had little impact on the public's attitudes toward gun control. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25995 at http://kbia.org Will Newtown Killings Shift Public's Attitude On Guns? In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism http://kbia.org/post/connecticut-prayers-grief-questions-and-stories-heroism <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rwdriJpkc</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25987 at http://kbia.org In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy http://kbia.org/post/small-conn-town-trying-cope-scale-mass-shooting Newtown, Conn., is a white-collar community an hour and a half northeast of New York City. It's the kind of place where crime is rare and the biggest thing that happens each year is the Labor Day parade.<p>Now the peace and quiet has been shattered, and residents are trying to make sense of what's happened.<p>Hours after the shootings that left so many people dead, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church opened its doors for a prayer vigil. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:34:00 +0000 Jim Zarroli 25982 at http://kbia.org Small Town Tries To Cope With Unimaginable Tragedy