New Missouri law changes who can carry weapons

Nov 13, 2014

A new Missouri law now prevents any city or municipality from banning open carry of firearms.

The National Rifle Association is taking some heat from two Missouri state senators over legislation to nullify federal gun control laws within the state.

Missouri Capitol
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association to be taught to first-graders.

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.

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President Barack Obama's call for greater gun restrictions is being met with opposition in the Missouri Legislature.

Claire McCaskill
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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings like the one last week in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is touting an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.


After the shooting in Aurora, Colorado early this morning that left at least 12 people dead, one lawmaker in Missouri is calling for stricter gun laws.