Missouri Gun Confiscation

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by gwk4667, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. gwk4667

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  2. CrazedJava

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    Seriously, what the hell is going on with semiautos?

    How did we manage to survive the last century with these evil devices on the loose?

    I swear, I do not get bans on technology. It is solving the wrong problem. The worst part is that an outlier shooting by a madman that is hardly the norm is what these states are basing their gun control policies on.

    I am very surprised they would do this in Missouri though. Is St. Louis that Liberal? I know the rest of the state sure isn't.
     

  3. jjfuller1

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    hmm i am a little shocked too.
     
  4. TheSadPanda

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    St. Louis city is liberal, but st. Louis county is veeeeery republican. And there are way more people in the county than the city. Plus rural MO is generally republican. I dont know what the hell this bill is, there has been no coverage or talk of it here at all. This is the only place ive heard about it.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Looks like a "conspiracy nut" website. I wouldn't give it much credit for veracity.
     
  6. bluez

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    Oh I dont doubt some crazed moron put submitted a resolution.
    However it will not pass.
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    Here is the Missouri Bill, rather go to the source.

    http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/intro/HB0545I.HTM

    AN ACT

    To amend chapter 571, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of any assault weapon or large capacity magazine, with a penalty provision.


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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:



    Section A. Chapter 571, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 571.023, to read as follows:

    571.023. 1. As used in this section the following terms shall mean:

    (1) "Assault weapon", any:

    (a) Semi-automatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

    a. A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;

    b. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;

    c. A folding or telescoping stock; or

    d. A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;

    (b) Semi-automatic pistol, or any semi-automatic, centerfire or rimfire rifle with a fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition;

    (c) Semi-automatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following:

    a. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;

    b. A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;

    c. A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or

    d. The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol grip;

    (d) Semi-automatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:

    a. A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;

    b. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand;

    c. A folding or telescoping stock;

    d. A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; or

    e. An ability to accept a detachable magazine;

    (e) Shotgun with a revolving cylinder; or

    (f) Conversion kit, part, or combination of parts, from which an assault weapon can be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person.



    Assault weapon does not include any firearm that has been made permanently inoperable;

    (2) "Detachable magazine", an ammunition feeding device that can be loaded or unloaded while detached from a firearm and readily inserted into a firearm and includes a magazine that can be detached by merely depressing a button on the firearm either with a finger or by use of a tool or bullet;

    (3) "Fixed magazine", an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action;

    (4) "Large capacity magazine", any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:

    (a) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds;

    (b) A twenty-two caliber tube ammunition feeding device; or

    (c) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

    2. No person, corporation or other entity in the state of Missouri may manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell, or transfer any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.

    3. This prohibition shall not apply to:

    (1) Any government officer, agent, or employee, member of the armed forces of the United States, or peace officer, to the extent that such person is otherwise authorized to acquire or possess an assault weapon or large capacity magazine, and does so while acting within the scope of his or her duties;

    (2) The manufacture of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device by a firearms manufacturer for the purpose of sale to any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or to a law enforcement agency in the state of Missouri for use by that agency or its employees, provided the manufacturer is properly licensed under federal and state laws; or

    (3) The sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device by a dealer that is properly licensed under federal, state, and local laws to any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or to a law enforcement agency in the state of Missouri for use by that agency or its employees for law enforcement purposes.

    4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:

    (1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of Missouri;

    (2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or

    (3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.

    5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.
     
  8. StainlessSteel215

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    ****ing jerkoffs....who do they seriously think they are??
     
  9. TheSadPanda

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    That was depressing to read. I really hope that doesnt pass
     
  10. Dexter

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    Don't believe this will get too far but if it did we would have a few more rights taken away if they went door to door demanding your rifles.
     
  11. TNFrank

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    Voted out hell, they need to be impeached and put in jail for Treason. :mad:
     
  12. NativH

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    Agreed 100% This bill would be equivalent to a declaration of war in Texas.
     
  13. EdH

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    Hello all,

    I've been a member here for a bit but haven't posted. Just sitting back and watching things. I think it's beyond time for everyone to get involved to make sure the infringement of our rights stop.

    I live and work in Pa., which, as far as North East States go is the best firearms ownership state. Other than Constitutional carry states, I don't believe there are any more gun owner friendly states at this point in time. My wife and I bought land in Missouri in 2007. We planned to retire there in 3 to 5 years. If this bill would pass in to law I will sell the land, likely at a loss, and buy in Texas or some state that isn't so draconian.

    There are some sort of anti-gun legislations popping up everywhere in most every state right now. We've got to stay on our toes to see that these laws don't pass.
     
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  14. HOSSFLY

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    Agree- this crap is popin up everywhere :(
     
  15. EdH

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  17. DFlynt

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    St. Louis and Kansas City are probably the only parts of Missouri that voted for Obama! The Missouri legislature is controlled by a super majority of Republicans, so the bill will most likely go down in flames but that doesn't mean we should sit back and relax, means we need to work to get rid of the 4 sponsors of this POS bill.