Quick facts: Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA) overturned
The Missouri House of Representatives recently passed new legislation that would further strengthen Missouri's Second Amendment rights. The bill, filed as HB 1462, garnered 101 Yeas and 40 Nays and would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry their guns while on publicly-funded transportation (with limited exceptions). In addition, the minimum age requirement for obtaining a Missouri concealed carry permit would be reduced from 19 years old to 18 years old. Concealed carry permit holders would also be able to carry into houses of worship. Finally, the legislation would criminalize celebratory gunfire in an effort to protect citizens from stray bullets.
A recent trend you might have noticed is of states passing laws that make them Second Amendment sanctuaries. The idea behind those laws is that local law enforcement or governmental agencies won’t be allowed to enforce federal gun laws that are stricter than state and local laws.
Can a judge sign an order allowing police to seize your guns without you even breaking a single law? Let’s look at the history of red flag laws and how Missouri uniquely falls on this hotly debated area.
Here’s what you need to know about the past, the present, and the future of legally carrying a firearm at Missouri buildings and other government properties.
Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Missouri need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.
During the current times, many people have made the decision to become first-time gun owners and are now wanting to exercise their rights to carry... But how do you go about getting your concealed carry weapon permit in Missouri?
For hundreds of years, it has been legal for Americans to manufacture their own firearms. Let’s address a recent debate in the media: “ghost guns.”
School is coming back in session, but before you start buying supplies, also make sure you know what the law is as it pertains to firearms within school...