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Crime
7:53 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Missouri, Wisconsin create reciprocity agreement on guns

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Missouri concealed weapons permit holders can now take their guns with them to Wisconsin.

Attorney General Chris Koster announced the two states had reached a reciprocity agreement when it comes to concealed weapons.

He says a new law requiring permit holders to undergo national background check upon renewal paved the way for the agreement. The same legislation also changed Missouri's gun permit to not include a photo of the holder.

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Politics
4:25 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Nixon signs bill allowing state employees to keep guns in vehicles

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing state employees to keep guns in their vehicles, while they are on property owned or leased by the state.

The bill also allows fire chiefs with concealed-gun permits and special approval to carry weapons on the job. And it bars governments from running gun-buyback programs unless those guns are later offered for sale or trade to licensed firearm dealers.

Nixon vetoed Friday a bill that would make some federal gun control laws void in Missouri. 

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Business
9:39 am
Wed June 19, 2013

As states tighten gun restrictions, two central Missouri mayors seek to attract gun business

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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.

State Representative Caleb Rowden said the decision to reach out to gun businesses is about improving the economy.

“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.”

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Politics
5:17 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

4 additional people named to Mo. legislature's DMV investigation

Speaker Tim Jones has called for a House comission reviewing driver's license policies and the sharing of gun data
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House Speaker Tim Jones has named additional members to a newly created House commission reviewing driver's license policies and the sharing of gun data.

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Politics
4:58 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Mo. House panel OKs plan to stop document scans

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
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A Missouri House committee has adopted a measure to stop the state Revenue Department from scanning driver's license applicants' personal documents.

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Politics
8:10 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Luetkemeyer: Feds assure Mo. gun info wasn't used

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Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says he was assured by a top federal official that an electronic list of people with Missouri concealed gun permits never was used by any federal agency.

Luetkemeyer says he spoke with Patrick O'Carroll, the inspector general of the U.S. Social Security Administration. He says O'Carroll confirmed that a Missouri-based investigator recently asked for and received a list of more than 160,000 concealed gun permit holders from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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