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    Missouri Senate Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reform Bill!

    Missouri Senate Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reform Bill!

    House Bill 294 Now Heads to the House for Concurrence



    Today, the state Senator passed House Bill 294 by a 27 to 6 vote in an effort to bring vital reforms to Missouri’s law-abiding gun owners. This NRA-backed bill will now go back to the Missouri House of Representatives for concurrence. Time is running out, so it is important that you contact your state Representative TODAY!



    House Bill 294, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-20), is a comprehensive firearm reform bill that would address a number of Right-to-Carry issues important to Missouri’s law-abiding gun owners. Thanks to today’s vote on HB 294, residents are one step closer to lowering the requirement age to 21 years old the same as most other Right-to-Carry states. This important reform would also make other necessary corrections regarding current state firearms laws, some of which are already covered under federal law.

    HB 294, including Senate committee amendments, would:



    • Prohibit sales taxes on firearms or ammunition from being higher than those for sporting goods, sporting equipment, hunting equipment, and accessories;

    • Allow residents to purchase long guns from non-contiguous states and vice versa by removing non-penalty merchandising practices provisions;

    • Lower the concealed carry age to 21;

    • Allow a person to possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a machine gun, short-barreled rifle or shotgun, or firearm suppressor if he or she complies with federal law;

    • Create the crime of fraudulent firearms purchases if a person knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages, or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate federal or state laws; and

    • Enable members of the General Assembly and their staff who possess valid concealed carry endorsements to carry a firearm for self-defense in the Capitol.



    There are only TWO DAYS left to send this major firearm reform bill to Governor Jay Nixon’s desk! Please contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support House Bill 294 before Friday’s deadline! To locate your state Representative and his or her contact information, please click here.



    This alert is posted at: NRA-ILA :: Missouri Senate Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reform Bill!

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    HB 294 Last Action: 5/13/2011 - Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed

    Looks too me like this finally just passed.


    HB 294
    Changes the laws regarding firearms, ammunition, and concealed carry endorsements
    Sponsor: Riddle, Jeanie (020)
    Co-Sponsor: Franz, Ward (151) ... et al.
    Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2011
    LR Number: 1118S.07T
    Last Action: 5/13/2011 - Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed
    Bill String: SS#2 SCS HCS HB 294, 123, 125, 113, 271 & 215
    Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
    Calendar: HOUSE BILLS WITH SENATE AMENDMENTS
    Actions | Hearings | Calendar | Fiscal Notes

    Missouri House of Representatives

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    YES!!!!!! Missouri General Assembly Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reforms!

    Missouri General Assembly Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reforms!

    House Bill 294 Now Goes to Governor Nixon!



    Today, the 2011 Missouri legislative session closed with a fundamental victory for Missouri gun owners! Thanks to NRA member support, Missouri’s General Assembly approved comprehensive firearm reforms, sending House Bill 294 to Governor Jay Nixon for his signature. House Bill 294, authored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-20) and sponsored in the Senate by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), is a comprehensive firearm reform bill that would address a number of Right-to-Carry issues important to Missouri’s law-abiding gun owners. The Missouri Senate passed House Bill 294 by an overwhelming 27 to 6 vote, while the House of Representatives approved the measure today, by a 125 to 25 vote.



    Missourians have come one step closer to lowering the Right-to-Carry requirement age to 21 years old - the same as most other Right-to-Carry states. This important reform bill would also make other important corrections regarding current state firearms laws, some of which are already covered under federal law.

    HB 294, including Senate committee amendments, would:



    • Prohibit sales taxes on firearms or ammunition from being higher than those for sporting goods, sporting equipment, hunting equipment, and accessories;
    • Allow residents to purchase long guns from non-contiguous states and vice versa by removing non-penalty merchandising practices provisions;
    • Lower the concealed carry age to 21;
    • Allow a person to possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell a machine gun, short-barreled rifle or shotgun, or firearm suppressor if he or she complies with federal law;
    • Create the crime of fraudulent firearms purchases if a person knowingly solicits, persuades, encourages, or entices a licensed dealer or private seller of firearms or ammunition to transfer a firearm or ammunition under circumstances which the person knows would violate federal or state laws; and
    • Enable members of the General Assembly and their staff who possess valid concealed carry endorsements to carry a firearm for self-defense in the Capitol.



    Please contact Governor Jay Nixon to respectfully urge his support of HB 294! To contact the Governor by phone, call (573) 751-3222 and by e-mail, click here.



    This alert is posted at: NRA-ILA :: Missouri General Assembly Passes Comprehensive Firearm Reforms!

  5. I have contacted Jay Nixon and urged his support. As a CCW instructor in Missouri, this will address several hiccups in our current law, most notably reducing the age requirement from 23 to 21.

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