Missouri Senator proposes higher accountability with gun ownership
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Missouri Senator proposes higher accountability with gun ownership

Date: January 23, 2013
By: Josie Butler
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB124

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At the same time President Obama's administration is calling for tighter restrictions on gun sales, a St. Louis County Democrat is taking another approach -- stronger laws for parental responsibility over firearm access.
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Wrap: Gun-owning parents would be required to notify their school districts that they possess a firearm under a bill proposed by a St. Louis County Senator.

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says the bill would help reduce gun violence in urban areas.

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Description: "This bill is very important to me because in urban cities across the nation we are experiencing gun violence every single day."

Republican Senator, Brian Munzliger says he believes the bill violates Second Amendment rights.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Josie Butler.

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Missouri Republican Senator Brian Munzlinger says a gun safety proposal would violate the Second Amendment.
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Wrap: Republican Senator Brian Munzlinger says a proposed gun safety bill would not make anyone safer. 

Democratic Senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal's bill would require parents to notify their school districts that they possess a firearm.

Munzlinger said law abiding citizens have their constitutional right to own firearms.

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Description: "It looks like, when she is trying to give notice to schools who owns firearms, that I think that would be one of the violations I see in her bill."

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says her bill is not intended to take guns away, and she fully supports the second amendment.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Josie Butler.

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St. Louis County Senator says her proposed gun safety bill would not violate Second Amendment rights.
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Wrap: Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal proposed a bill that would require parents to notify their school district of firearm ownership. She says her bill would not violate Second Amendment rights.

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Description: "I fully support the Second Amendment, but I don't think the Second Amendment says that it's ok for a 12-year-old to kill another 12-year-old because grandpa left his gun out."

Republican Senator Brian Munzlinger disagrees, and proposes instituting programs such as the NRA's Eddie Eagle Program to teach children about gun safety as an alternative.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Josie Butler.

 


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