2:25 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a rifle on stage at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference earlier this year.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 12:32 pm

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3:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Citing tourism, Lake of the Ozarks town bans open carrying of guns

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City leaders in a Lake of the Ozarks community have voted to ban open carrying of firearms to boost the area's image as a family friendly tourist destination.

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8:22 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Mo. high court weighs sex offender and gun laws

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The Missouri Supreme Court is considering whether laws restricting actions by sex offenders and felons can be applied to people who were convicted before the laws were enacted.

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9:00 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Columbia school board members reject guns-in-schools proposal

Columbia school board members last night rejected a proposal that would have put allowed two officials on school campuses to carry guns.
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The Columbia Board of Education has voted against a measure that would have allowed two school officials to carry guns on campus. Board members voted 4 to 3 to reject the idea at a regular board meeting last night.

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1:27 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

What is the ‘gun show loophole’?

Lawyer Dale Roberts and columnist David Rosman joined KBIA on Intersection this week
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  Recently, federal legislation that would have expanded background checks on gun purchasers and put a cap on magazine capacity, among other measures, failed in the Senate.

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CoMo Explained
5:25 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Why the Missouri legislature is at war with the DMV

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This one's a fun one. The Missouri State Senate grilled the Department of Revenue over whether the state agency (which oversees the DMV) made copies of Concealed Carry Licenses and sent them to the federal government. What started as a kind of weird, bureaucratic witch hunt became a lot more interesting--turns out they actually did it!  But why would the DMV send these documents to the higher ups.  And is it as illegal as it sounds?

CoMo Explained breaks it down in the podcast:  

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6:14 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

How to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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5:14 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Jones Unveils New Committee; Says Attempt To Access CCW List Was Part Of House Investigation

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 5:09 pm

House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has formed a committee he says will thoroughly investigate the Department of Revenue's scanning of source documents for driver's license and conceal carry applicants, and the release of the state's conceal carry weapons (CCW) holder list to the federal government.

Jones says the committee is necessary because the Nixon administration has not fully cooperated with lawmakers' efforts to get answers to everything that's happened and why.

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4:39 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Mo. Senate passes bill for school personnel to carry concealed weapons

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The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in school buildings.

The Senate voted 26-6 Thursday to pass the measure. It now heads back to the House for further consideration.

The bill would allow school employees to voluntary become "protection officers" if they have a valid concealed weapons permit and undergo training for the position.

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1:31 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Mo. House endorses tax break for gun manufacturers

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Firearms manufacturers looking to relocate to Missouri could collect a tax credit under a bill given first-round approval by the Missouri House.

The tax incentive endorsed Tuesday would expire in six years and be capped at $3 million annually. Gun and ammunition manufacturers would be able to claim the credit on withholding taxes from creating new jobs.

1:49 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House bill bars copying death scene photos

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos.

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9:36 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Mo. House passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' bill shortly after pro-gun rights rally

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 4:30 pm

The Missouri House has passed the so-called Second Amendment Preservation Act, less than 24 hours after it received first-round approval from the same body.

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11:17 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Missouri Department of Revenue director resigns

Missouri Department of Revenue

  The Missouri Department of Revenue is looking for a new Director.

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11:50 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Columbia schools reconsider arming security directors

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A Columbia school district committee is looking into allowing two district employees to carry firearms.

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8:42 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Missouri officials engage in gun control discussion, following Newtown tragedy

More guns in schools is the recommendation of Republican state Representative Stanley Cox, of Sedalia. The national debate about guns and school safety is echoed by Missouri politicians.
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The national discussion about gun control following the Newtown, Conn. shootings that killed 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, is also playing out in Missouri.

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2:22 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Federal Court Throws Out Illinois Ban On Concealed Carry Of Guns

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Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 1:25 pm

Updated with comments from Illinois officials. Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.

Illinois is the only state in the union that bans the concealed carrying of guns.

A ruling today from a federal appeals court may change all that.

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5:57 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

What we know about guns in Missouri [infographic]

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We dive through the data find out just what affects the business of firearms in Missouri.  Read more here.

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