Senate Considers Gun Control

| January 25, 2013 | 11:12 pm
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Guns continued to remain a focus of the Missouri Senate this week.  Senator Ed Emery, of Lamar, says Senate Bill 150, which would declare certain federal fireams laws unenforceable, is a reaction to the president’s proposals and executive actions last week.

“One of my colleagues filed legislation to protect our right to keep and bear arms in Missouri even if the federal government neglects theirs to protect that right,” said Emery.

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, of University City, discussed Senate Bill 124, which creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearm possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure to notify a school of firearm ownership.

“In my district alone, in the last eight months, we’ve had 12 incidents of young children in the urban core who’ve had dealings with guns,” said Chappelle-Nadal.

Senator Joseph Keaveny hopes to have the fine for failure to wear the safety device raised from ten to fifty dollars with a new piece of legislation.  “The major point and the major target of this bills are the teenagers,” said Keaveny, “Fifty dollars for them is a lot of money.”

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