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Mar 23, 2015

Missouri Republican wants gun ban for ‘violent’ felons only

A Republican lawmaker wants to tweak Missouri's gun laws to keep firearms out of the hands of certain felons following a St. Louis judge's ruling that jeopardizes the state's current ban on convicted felons possessing guns.

Feb 2, 2015

Kansas, Missouri reps call for bi-state gun legislation

State lawmakers from Missouri and Kansas are pushing similar bills that would restrict firearms for people with domestic violence or stalking restraining orders or convictions, but a pair of Missouri state representatives called the legislation a publicity stunt with no chance of passage.

Dec 10, 2014

Missouri judges question felon’s claim to guns

Judges on the Missouri Supreme Court appeared skeptical Tuesday as an attorney for a convicted drug dealer argued that a new state constitutional amendment should allow nonviolent felons to carry guns.

Aug 6, 2014

Voters say yes to amendments on gun, privacy rights

Amendments to Missouri’s Constitution intended to enhance the right to bear arms and expand search and seizure protections to cover electronic data earned voters’ approval Tuesday.

Aug 4, 2014

Commentary: Court protects gun owners from common sense

The case exposes an insular gun culture, addled by paranoia and determined to shut itself off from even the most anodyne expressions of common sense.

Jul 18, 2014

Supreme Court won’t rewrite gun-rights proposal

The Missouri Supreme Court says it’s too late to rule on alleged deficiencies in the ballot summary for a proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution’s gun-rights provision.

Jul 9, 2014

Kansas suit attacks gun nullification law

The Kansas law is similar to one that Missouri lawmakers have sought to pass for two years.

Jun 25, 2014

Lawsuit: Missouri lawmakers would redo gun measure

New arguments are being raised against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would enhance the right to bear arms.

Jun 19, 2014

Judge weighs rewrite of Missouri gun rights plan

A Missouri judge denied a request Wednesday to stop election officials from distributing absentee ballots for a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with gun rights.

Jun 19, 2014

Defense bar urges caution after ‘straw buyer’ gun ruling

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a man violated a federal law barring “straw purchases” when buying a firearm on behalf of another qualified buyer may be limited to its facts.

Sep 21, 2009

Heller attorney to pay visit

"A who's who" of gun rights leaders and activists will be in St. Louis for the 24th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference this weekend at the Airport Renaissance Grand. Among the speakers will be Alan Gura (pictured), of the Washington D.C. law firm Gura & Possessky, who successfully argued District of Columbia v. Heller before the U.S. Supreme Court. The opinion, issued in 2008, [...]

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