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Missouri: Gun Bills Filed for 2020 Session

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With the 2020 Missouri legislative session starting, legislators have filed pro-gun and anti-gun legislation. See below for information on some of the bills that have been introduced to date. Your NRA-ILA will keep you informed of updates regarding legislation affecting our Second Amendment rights.

Pro-Gun Legislation

Senate Bill 700, sponsored by Senator Bob Onder (R-2), would remove the prohibition on law-abiding citizens carrying firearms for self-defense on public transit. It would also allow law-abiding citizens to transport unloaded or non-functioning firearms on buses.

House Bill 1567, sponsored by Representative Hardy Billington (R-152), would ensure that gun owners may store firearms in their private vehicles when parked in an employer’s parking lot.

House Bill 1630, sponsored by Representative Dirk Deaton (R-159), would lower the age requirement to 18 for concealed carry permits.

Senate Bill 663, sponsored by Senator Eric Burlison (R-20), would modify provisions relating to the concealed carrying of firearms.

Anti-Gun Legislation

Senate Bill 543, sponsored by Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-5), would allow for an individual’s Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process with a “firearm restraining order” and for a search warrant to be issued for the firearms to be seized.

House Bill 1261, sponsored by Representative Richard Brown (D-27), would repeal provisions that prohibit political subdivisions from adopting orders, ordinances, or regulations relating to firearms. (Creates a patchwork of gun laws across the state).

House Bill 1391, sponsored by Representative Wiley Price (D-84), would impose criminal liability on gun owners who do not follow a one-size-fits-all requirement for storing firearms if a child gains access.

House Bill 1533, sponsored by Representative Barbara Washington (D-23), would create a felony offense for the manufacture, importation, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of any “assault weapon” or large capacity magazine.

House Bill 1576, sponsored by Representative Judy Morgan (D-24), would set requirements for how gun owners must report lost or stolen firearms.

House Bill 1646, sponsored by Representative Kevin Windham (D-85), would establish a firearm-owner registry under the management of the Attorney General.

House Bill 1676, sponsored by Representative Ashley Bland Manlove (D-26), would require that all sales or transfers of firearms and ammunition be processed through a licensed firearms dealer.

House Bill 1856, sponsored by Representative LaKeySha Bosley (D-79), would require a state issued license to sell ammunition.

Your NRA will continue to fight to promote and protect your right to keep and bear arms and hunting heritage. Our members remain the most powerful political force in American history, and together, we will secure the Second Amendment for present and future generations.

Please continue to check www.NRAILA.org and your email inbox for NRA-ILA alerts on the latest action items. NRA-ILA will keep you updated on Second Amendment and hunting related legislation.

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