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Republicans push bills to resist federal gun control efforts

Date: February 19, 2013
By: Ellie Coatar
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SJR 14 SB 75 HB 170 HB 162

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As firearm debates continue to heat up at the Missouri state capitol, a proposed measure would address citizens' Second Amendment rights.
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Wrap: A proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution would solidify the right to keep and bear arms, according to the resolution's Republican sponsor.

Columbia Senator Kurt Schaefer says Missourians Second Amendment rights should always be protected, not just when gun control is a hot topic.

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Description: "Whether any given right is less popular at any given period in history doesn't mean that there should be the ability to basically disregard or make extinct that right. And I think people are very concerned about that."

 

Other gun proposals would allow schools to train for armed intruders and would outlaw future federal laws dealing with guns and ammunition produced in Missouri.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.

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Gun debates continue to heat up at the Missouri state Capitol.
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Wrap: The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to a bill that would give schools the option to require safety training for teachers and staff to deal with threatening situations.

Rolla Republican Dan Brown sponsored the bill and says the school training would better equip staff to deal with an armed intruder.

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Description: "There are a lot of things can can be learned that hopefully will save lives or disable the shooter and stop this insane madness before it gets too far."

The bill had originally required the schools to do the training.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar.

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Gun debates at the state Capitol are heating up, and two new proposals would prohibit federal intervention in state law.
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Wrap: Proposed legislation would prohibit federal law from restricting gun control on firearms or ammunition that are produced and stay in Missouri.

Sponsoring Representative Chrissy Sommer, a Republican from St. Charles, says this measure would give Missourians the rights that the federal government is trying to take away.

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Description: "Basically it is a way for our own state to take a stand. There are 7 or 8 other states that have already passed this law."

Other gun proposals would allow active shooter training for schools.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ellie Coatar


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