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Posted:  1/25/2013 10:37 AM #36218
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Subject: Missouri bill demands parents report gun ownership to public schools
( JEFFERSON CITY - Any parent who owns a firearm would be required to notify their child's school in writing under legislation proposed in the Missouri Senate. The bill, introduced by University City Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, would make it a crime to fail to report gun ownership to a school. It would also criminalize failure to prevent a child from illegally possessing a firearm and the negligent storage of a firearm. "Since August of last year, there have been more than a dozen incidents involving teenagers and guns in just (my) senate district alone," Chappelle-Nadal said. "In most cases, the guns have been stolen from an unsecured place in teh home and then used in robberies, car-jackings and even murder."

She said she feels like the debate over gun control has largely ignored the plague of gun violence in the urban core. That's especially true in Missouri, she said, where the legislature is dominated by rural and suburban Republicans.

"I want my rural colleagues to know that my constituents are just as important as their constituents," she said. "I don't want to be ignored, and I certainly don't want my district to be ignored."

This bill has nothing to do with gun control, Chappelle-Nadal said. It's about trying to force parents to be responsible gun owners.

"Responsible gun owners have nothing to fear from my legislation, and nobody... is talking about taking anyone's guns away," she said.

However, she recognizes that the chances her legislation becomes law are "probably zero," even though she is willing to drop the provision mandating reporting gun ownership to local schools.

Republican state Sen. Brian Nieves, a Washington Republican, agrees with her assessment of the bill's chances.

"This bill is dead on arrival," he said. "This bill will not become law in the state of Missouri. It's just not going to happen."

Posted:  1/25/2013 1:45 PM #36222

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Registration, by any other name, smells as bad.

Posted:  1/26/2013 10:04 PM #36232
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Last Post: 1/27/2013 go there register and tell your senators and representatives how you feel about each bill up for vote, you can read the real wording of the bills and see the bills they vote on the ones you know about and those you never know about until they get passed. Use your voice while you still can....
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