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If you are an individual who is tired of seeing our constitutional rights trampled upon, it’s time to join an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Bill of Rights as originally intended by our founding fathers.

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President’s Corner

Steve Marx

The political season is starting here in Missouri’s General Assembly. There have been several good bills filed from both houses. The one that has caught my attention is SB782 which was introduced by Senator Robert Onder Jr. from District 2 (by Lake St. Louis). SB782 allows the concealed carry of firearms by CCW holders on the public transportation system. To keep it as simple as possible all that needs to be changed is for a valid concealed carry endorsement holder to be added to the list of exempted people that can ride armed. There are many areas of St. Louis that when waiting for a bus or Metro train you are at great risk to your safety.

April 13th will be here shortly, the date of the annual “Gun Rights Rally Day” at the Missouri State Capitol Rotunda. Plan to attend and bring extra people, neighbors, friends, family, to fill the seats. The more seats that are filled the more relevant our cause. To further our cause getting involved in running for political office goes a long way. We have GCLA member Dan Hyatt running for State Representative for the 72nd District. I admire him in his undertaking and he is worthy of support. This is how a difference is made in quality government.

I would like to thank GCLA Board Member Mark Luther for arranging a gathering at Metro Shooting in Bridgeton to introduce Mr. Hyatt. All who attended got range time and a chance to meet and greet. It was nice to see some GCLA members present. John Stevenson helped in arranging to use the facility. John is also a GCLA member.

Hope to see a large group at the rally in Jefferson City on April 13th.

Have fun! Get active!y Missouri on Wednesday April 13th, 2016. Your support is needed to keep Missouri one of the freest of all 50 states.

Have fun! Get active!

Steve Marx
President, GCLA

In the Capitol Building in Jefferson City

Celebrating 13 years of Missouri Concealed Carry
Tell our legislators that your Rights are important

Bills filed for the Missouri 2016 legislative session

The list below is taken from the January 2016 issue of WMSA’s newsletter, The Bullet. The list is divided into two categories, the Good, and the Bad. The Bad were filed by the usual covey of democrat socialists.


2016 Legislation as of December 29, 2015.

The Bad:

HB1397. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Establishes guidelines a person must follow to purchase a firearm in the state of Missouri (LR# 4538H.01)

The bill requires a firearm purchaser to undergo a background check, sign consent forms, receive parental consent, and be provided with specified information mandated by the state including physician information on the risks of firearm misuse and videos and pictures depicting firearm injuries and victims prior to the purchase.

After a firearm purchase he or she must meet with specified individuals who have been a victim or associated with a victim of violence.

The firearm dealer shall provide the purchaser with specified information including alternatives to purchasing a firearm which includes materials regarding peaceful and nonviolent conflict.

HB1502. Rochelle Walton-Gray (D-St Louis); Modifies provisions allowing law enforcement officers to use deadly force in certain circumstances and establishes a task force on the use of force (LR#4396H.01)

HB1535. Joe Adams (D-University City); Changes the laws concerning the use of force by law enforcement officers. (LR#4094H.01)

HB1536. Joe Adams (D-University City); Creates a Citizen Review Board in the Department of Public Safety to investigate civilian deaths resulting from an officer-involved shooting (LR#4105H.01)

HB1560. Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City); Specifies that if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor. (LR#4087H.01)

HB1595. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Establishes gun violence restraining orders and gun violence seizure warrants, and prohibits certain persons involved in domestic violence for possessing a firearm. (LR#44041H.01)

HB1596. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearm dealer (LR#4032H.01)

HB1597. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Creates the offense of making a threat to the security of a building or a public school (LR#4244H.01)

HB1772. Shamed Dogan (D-Ballwin); Establishes the forfeiture process and Private Property Protection Act. (LR#5043H.01)

HB1825. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton); Establishes the offense of unlawful discharge of a firearm across a property line. (LR#5283H.01)

SB691. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis); Requires the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.

SB726. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis); Modifies the statute specifying when police officers are justified in using deadly force.

SB739. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis); Creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearms possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure of notifying a school of firearm ownership.

SB740. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis); Creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal weapons possession, negligent storage of a weapon, and failure of notifying a school of weapon ownership.

SB741. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis); Creates a cause of action for persons who have been deprived of certain rights and modifies the statute specifying when police officers are justified in using force.

The Good:

HB1468. Eric Burlison (R-Springfield); Allows any person to carry a concealed firearm anywhere that isn’t expressly prohibited by law. (LR#4577H.01)

HB1578. Galen Higdon (R-St. Joseph); Allows members of the National Guard to carry concealed weapons at any time. (LR#4120H.01)

HB1586. Justin Hill (R-Lake St. Louis); Specifies lawful owners of firearms may transport or store firearms in locked, privately owned motor vechiles. (LR#4199H.01)

HB1744. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville); Changes provisions relating to the use of force when defending persons (LR#4667H.01)

This bill specifies that a person does not have a duty to retreat from any location where they have a right to be present. (This is the Stand Your Ground bill that is one of the WMSA legislative priorities for 2016.)

HB1746. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville); Authorizes a tax exemption for firearms and ammunition. (LR#4643H.01)

HB1765. Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peters); Exempts firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition up to $1500 from attachment and execution. (LR#5163H.01)

HB1899. Jaren Taylor (R-Nixa); Removes the current ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions. (LR#5391H.01)

HB1901. Jaren Taylor (R-Nixa); Authorizes a tax holiday for a new firearm purchase on the Saturday following July Foutth. (LR#5490H.01)

HB1910. Mike Kelley (R-Lamar); Removes the ban on carrying concealed firearma in higher education institutions, but allows institutions to ban concealed firearms under certain conditions. (LR#5410H.01)

SB589. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield); Removes the ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions.

SB731. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown); Removes the ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions but allows institutions to ban concealed firearms under certain conditions.

SB661. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield); Modifies a provision when law enforcement officers are justified in using deadly force.

SB656. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown); Specifies that no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permit applications and allows military members extra time to renew their permits.

SB782. Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis); Allows the carrying of conceal firearms on public transportation systems and the transporting of nonfunctional or unloaded firearms on public buses.

The Questionable: (needs more study.)

HB1764. Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peters); Requires a church or other place of worship to provide explicit notice that firearms are not allow on the property. (LR#4845H.01)  Note: currently, firearms are banned unless allowed by the church leadership. This bill would allow concealed carry in a church unless specifically banned.)

HB1819. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton); Modifies provisions relating to the use of force and modifies provisions relating to firearms. (LR#5267H.01)

HB1828. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton); Allows certain persons who have lost the right to possess firearms to have their rights restored under certain circumstances. (LR#5274H.01)

These are the bills that were prefiled before the start of the legislative session.

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