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  • Ferguson protesters: The peaceful, the elders, the looters, and the "militants"

    08/19/2014 9:36:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | Emily Wax-Thibodeaux,DeNeen L.Brown
    FERGUSON, Mo. — On one corner of a battered stretch of West Florissant Avenue, the epicenter of ongoing protests, young men pull dark scarves up over their mouths and lob molotov cocktails at police from behind makeshift barricades built of bricks and wood planks. They call the gasoline-filled bottles “poor man’s bombs.”
  • Jonathan Gentry Ferguson Missouri [youtube video telling it like it is]

    08/18/2014 4:46:50 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-14-14 | Jonathan Gentry
    Jonathan tells it like it is
  • Ferguson Hot Dog Vendor at Home Depot Robbed and Beaten With Hammer for His Cell Phone

    08/23/2013 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | 8/22/2013
    Police are hoping surveillance video will help catch four suspects after a hot dog vender was robbed and attacked with a stolen hammer at a Ferguson Home Depot on Wednesday. Authorities said the hot dog vendor was standing at the front entrance of the Home Depot in the 10900 block of New Halls Ferry Rd. around 3 p.m. when four shoplifters walked by and swiped his cell phone. Police said the vendor chased them out of the store, but was struck in the head with a hammer one of the suspects had stolen. The suspects then got in a car...
  • MO: Dog shot during home invasion

    08/06/2014 6:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am surprised more dogs are not shot during home invasions.   Maybe home invaders tend to invade homes without dogs.   The reporting is tantalizingly vauge in this article from ksd.com: NewsChannel 5 has learned the intruder forced his way inside four-unit building and made his way up some stairs. The resident of the home fired five to seven shots. The suspect ran from the scene. The victim says he thinks he might recognize the suspect's voice but isn't certain. (snip)  The victim was not injured. Authorities say a dog was shot and injured by the crossfire and ran away...
  • MO:RKBA Amendment Results 5 August Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Today is elections day in Missouri.   The race that I am watching is the Missouri Constitutional Amendment 5, which has been adamantly opposed by those who wish a disarmed population.  It is a clear stating of the right to keep and bear arms, clarifying that it is a fundamental right; that it protects ammunition and accessories as well as firearms; and that the State is obligated to protect that right.  Here is the ballot question and the actual amendment: Official Ballot Title: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear...
  • MO: Supreme Court Rules Right to Keep and Bear Arms Will be on August 5 Ballot

    07/21/2014 8:19:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Missouri will have a strengthened Right to Keep and Bear Arms provision on the August 5th ballot.  Yesterday the Supreme Court upheld rulings against foes of the amendment , who tried to keep it off the ballot.   The constitutional amendment was passed by overwhelming margins in the legislature, assuming that it would be on the November Ballot.   Governor Nixon (D) decided to put the measure on the August primary ballot instead.   A few days ago, Governor Nixon vetoed a popular gun law reform that was passed with veto proof margins in the house, and potentially veto proof margins...
  • MO: Shooting Intruder in Back Justified

    07/17/2014 4:14:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Attacker who beheaded British Policeman This incident in Missouri shows the use of discretion by  Missouri County Prosecutor Matt Howard.     In this case, the homeowner, Mark Routh, discovered a man, Hanna, attempting to break into his home.  The homeowner armed himself with a shotgun and approached the intruder.  A struggle ensued, during which Hanna stabbed Routh in the upper leg.  As reported in connectmidmissouri.com: After a struggle, Hanna began to move away with his back turned and was shot by Routh at a distance of 66 feet, near the outer effective limit for a 12-gauge. The shot peppered Hanna in...
  • Family's outrage after drunk hit-and-run driver is sentenced to just 120 DAYS

    07/13/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 13 July 2014 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    ( Family's outrage after drunk hit-and-run driver is sentenced to just 120 DAYS in prison for killing man who lost wife and daughter in similar incident ) A drunk driver who killed a 57-year-old motorcyclist when he sped through a red light last year will only have to spend 120 days in prison - a light sentence that has infuriated the victim's already heartbroken family. Ronald O'Kelly, 25, plead guilty to charges of involuntary vehicular manslaughter due to intoxication and fleeing the scene on Friday, in connection with the tragic April 2013 accident that killed Kansas City man Leroy 'Buddy'...
  • MO: Court Rules for RKBA on Ballot August 6th

    07/08/2014 5:59:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 1 July, 2014, Judge Jon Beetem dismissed the lawsuit against placing the constitutional right to keep and bear arms on the August 6th primary ballot. Other states that have placed similar measures before the public have seen overwhelming support for them, often with majorities over 74%.   Wisconsin passed such a measure in 1998 with 74% of the vote.   Kansas passed their amendment with 88% of the vote in 2010.  Louisiana did the same with 74% of the vote in 2012.    Oklahoma has a similar measure on the ballot for this November.   It seems likely that Democrat Governor Nixon...
  • MO: Democrat Governor Nixon has until Mid July to Veto, Sign or Ignore Gun Law Reforms

    07/06/2014 5:08:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On the last day of the legislative session, June 3rd, the Missouri legislature passed SB646, which reforms the State's gun laws.     The bill was passed with a veto proof majority in the house, 111- 28 and a potentially veto proof majority in the Senate, 21-7.   Four senators did not vote.   Two more votes are needed to make the Senate vote veto proof.   Three of the Senators have voted pro-second amendment rights in the past.   From opencarry.org, here is some history:  Mike Parson Rep Voted for nulification bill Bob Dixon Rep Voted previously to overide veto of nullification bill...
  • Missouri Gun Reform Bill Goes to Governor Nixon

    05/31/2014 2:54:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 16th the Missouri legislature passed a bill containing a number of gun law reforms.   The reforms were all passed as part of a bill that does not contain any provision for nullification of federal gun laws.   LMTD at opencarry.org has this to say about the possibility of Democrat Governor Nixon signing the bill:  Since this is the same as last year less nullification and nullification was his objection he is in a rock and hard place, I am wondering if he won't just ignore and let it expire and move along. Seems a veto might be bad...
  • The First Lady Marks Mother's Day and Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in Nigeria

    05/12/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 20 replies
    THE White House ^ | 5-10-14 | MOOOOOOOShell
    In this week's address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother's Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.
  • Gun owner scares off intruders

    03/04/2014 3:53:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    dailyjournalonline.com ^ | 2 March, 2014 | na
    A Fenton woman recently shot at intruders who entered her home. (snip) The woman woke at 3 a.m. when she heard a noise. She got up, grabbed her gun and went downstairs to investigate. She fired three shots and the men ran away.
  • MO:Police: Intruder shot in residential armed robbery in Grandview

    01/21/2014 7:40:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kshb.com ^ | 9 January, 2014 | Sam Hartle
    A police broadcast indicated that Thursday night, two men armed with handguns were reported to be involved in an armed robbery at a home in the 12300 block of W. 3rd Street in Grandview. The two suspects fled the scene in a black Toyota 4-Runner SUV. Initial reports indicated one of the two suspects may have been shot in the arm by the victim in the robbery.
  • Michelle Obama: Big Fan of 'Politically Savvy' Jane Fonda

    01/20/2014 10:51:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2014 | Tim Graham
    In their latest interview with Michelle Obama, People magazine asked if there were role models the First Lady looked at to think "When I'm 70 or 80, I want to look and live like her?" Mrs. Obama thought of actresses: Cicely Tyson, and then that "politically savvy, sharp woman" named Jane Fonda, age 76: "I just went to see Cicely Tyson on Broadway. She is in her 80s [just turned 80 in December] and did a two-hour play with stamina and passion. I told her 'I want to be you when I grow up!'" And then she added: "There's Jane...
  • Michelle Obama at 50,a milestone nears, first lady cuts her own path, gets high marks from public

    12/27/2013 9:33:08 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 61 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 12-26-13 | Katherine Skiba
    "WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns "50 and fabulous," as she put it recently."
  • 6 Chinese nationals charged in Iowa corn seed theft

    12/23/2013 3:16:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    The Gazette (Iowa) ^ | December 19, 2013 | B.A. Morelli
    Federal authorities have filed charges for six Chinese nationals in an alleged scheme to steal valuable corn seeds from U.S. seed manufacturing companies for the benefit of their China-based seed companies. Mo Hailong, Li Shaoming, Wang Lei, Wang Hongwei, Ye Jian and Lin Yong each have been indicted on conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies, according to an indictment filed on Tuesday in the U.S. Southern District Court of Iowa. Mo was detained last week, but the others remain at large, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Southern District Court.
  • MO:Owner with gun stops jewelry store heist

    12/23/2013 7:37:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    connectmidmissouri.com ^ | 3 December, 2013 | AP
    ELLISVILLE, MO. (AP) -- Two men are in custody after allegedly trying to rob a St. Louis County jewelry store, only to have the store owner pull out a pistol and shoot at them.
  • The Woman Who Never Gave Up: The Life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

    12/18/2013 12:38:30 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    WAU.org ^ | 2013 | Jeanne Kun
    The Woman Who Never Gave Up The Life of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne By: Jeanne Kun Kaskasia, Michigamea, Cahokia—strange-sounding Indian names peppered the priest’s conversation as he sat in the Duchesnes’ study in France and told of his work in far away North America.As young Philippine listened to Father Jean-Baptist Aubert, a new desire began to burn in her heart: to be a missionary among the Native Americans. Little did she realize that it would take more than sixty years for her dream to be fulfilled. Many thwarted hopes and deferred dreams marked the long course of her life,...
  • TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol

    12/09/2013 9:21:24 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 77 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | December 8, 2013 | SUSAN WYATT
    "Rooster Monkburn" the cowboy sock monkey is without his pistol, thanks to a diligent TSA agent in St. Louis. Phyllis May of Redmond, Wash. says she is “appalled and shocked and embarrassed all at the same time” about the incident that happened on Wednesday. May has a small business selling unique sock monkey dolls. She says she and her husband were on their way from St. Louis to Sea-Tac and she had a couple of monkeys and sewing supplies with her in a carry-on bag. “His pistol was in there,” she says of the sock monkey “Rooster Monkburn,” a take-off...
  • MO:Local Legislators Might Be Open to Compromise On Controversial Gun Bill

    12/05/2013 10:50:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    emissourian.com ^ | 1 December, 2013 | Josh Mitchell
    The original bill sought to charge U.S. agents with misdemeanors if they enforced certain federal gun laws that were deemed unconstitutional. The new bill may remove that language and replace it with something more general. Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the original bill, citing doubts over its constitutionality. The Legislature fell just short of the votes needed to override that veto in September. The next legislative session starts Jan. 8. “It’s back to the drawing board,” Curtman said. The new draft bill would also allow school districts to appoint teachers or administrators as school protection officers who could carry concealed guns...
  • MO:Man fatally shot after shooting homeowner

    11/28/2013 10:20:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    kctv5.com ^ | 25 November, 2013 | Chris Oberholtz,Jeanene Kiesling,DeAnn Smith
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Police are investigating the shooting death of a man inside a duplex on the city's east side. Officers were called just before 10:30 a.m. Monday to a home located in the 2400 block of Euclid Avenue in regard to a shooting. When they arrived, they found two shooting victims inside the home. Police say at least five people were inside when a fight broke out. Witnesses told police that a man arrived at the home and was let inside. An argument erupted between the man and the homeowner with the visitor shooting the homeowner in...
  • MO:Woman Shoots Intruder, Claims Sex Crime, Reporter Links Homicide to Handguns

    11/15/2013 6:52:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    All homicides should be investigated to determine if they were justified or not.  In this case the woman claims that she was assaulted, was able to access her defensive firearm, and then shot the offender.   If the investigation shows that she did not know the offender, the shooting is likely justified.  From kctv5.com: According to police, a woman in her 60s answered a knock at her door and a man who she didn't know asked for someone the woman had never heard of. When she told him he had the wrong house, the man reportedly forced his way inside. Once...
  • Missouri man trying to save stepson from fire hit with stun gun by police

    11/07/2013 6:52:20 PM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-7-2013 | FoxNews.com
    The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire early Oct. 31 says it is outraged after police used a stun gun to subdue the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back into the burning house to rescue the boy. Riley Miller, the boy, died in the fire at the home in the town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at the stepfather, Ryan Miller, as he tried to re-enter the burning home. Authorities at the scene reportedly determined it was too dangerous to make an attempt to save the boy. "He...
  • Mo. Senate leader releases new gun legislation(limits on federal power)

    11/01/2013 3:03:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    enquirerherald.com ^ | 31 October, 2013 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Seven weeks after thwarting a veto override attempt on a highly publicized gun bill, a Missouri Senate leader put forth a pared-back proposal Thursday that still seeks to nullify some federal gun control laws but stops short of criminalizing federal agents.
  • Alert: FBI Investigating Threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems: “On High Alert”

    10/19/2013 3:31:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/19/13 | Mac Slavo
    Reuters reports that the FBI and other agencies are in the process of investigating multiple threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems. Specifically, the FBI has named Wichita, Kansas as a target, but utility facilities have also been put on alert in other Midwestern cities. (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation learned of the threats in the past two days and has contacted the water supply facilities and law enforcement offices for the municipalities, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Kansas City, Missouri. Patton declined to discuss the nature of the threats or the number of...
  • MO: Supreme Court Finds that Removal of a Constitutional Right is not Punishment

    10/02/2013 10:17:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri Supreme court has held that removal of a persons right to keep and bear arms is not a punishment, and therefore laws that make it illegal for persons to keep and bear arms, that apply to actions that were committed before the law was passed, are not ex post facto.  From an AP article about the case:  Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer wrote in the high court's opinion that the law prohibiting felons from possessing a gun does not punish Harris' past conduct or increase the penalty for the drug offense. Instead, it establishes punishment for actions...
  • Alleged accomplices charged with murder in failed robbery in Forest Park

    09/27/2013 3:36:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 24 September, 2013 | Kim Bell
    ST. LOUIS • One of three would-be robbers raised a pistol while his two friends pretended to hide guns under their clothes late Monday night at Forest Park’s Grand Basin, police say. “Don’t make me kill you,” one of them told an off-duty St. Charles County sheriff’s deputy after approaching him and his female jogging partner, authorities say. The deputy announced he was a police officer and opened fire, killing Antonio Nash, 18, and wounding the two other men in what police say appeared to be a justifiable shooting. The deputy, 36, and his friend, 23, were uninjured. The two...
  • Store clerk grabs gun, holds robber for police

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis-area robbery suspect is jailed after a store clerk stopped the man and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
  • Police identify intruder shot to death by a Northland homeowner

    09/08/2013 4:08:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 5, 2013 | CHRISTINE VENDEL and GLENN E. RICE
    Robinson allegedly stole three vehicles in a pre-dawn crime spree that ended with his death inside a residential garage in the 9000 block of North Garfield Avenue in Kansas City, North. He allegedly fought with the homeowner, who killed him with two shotgun blasts after Robinson stole keys and tried to drive off in the family’s vehicle. The homeowner’s wife held their child and hid in a closet while calling 911 after Robinson broke into their home, police said.
  • MO:Kansas City home owner shoots, kills intruder with shotgun

    09/05/2013 6:54:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 5 September,2013 | Staff
    Rheuan Creason was home alone when she heard the man rummaging through her garage. She quickly locked the door leading to the house but she says she wasn’t scared. She figured he just wanted her stuff. “And then he banged on the door trying to get it open and that’s when I decided I better get out,” she said. Creason says the man took a hammer, hatchet and BB gun along with her car. “At the time I didn’t know he was getting into other people houses and property,” she said. Police said when he left Creason’s, the suspect then...
  • Establishment Hypocrisy from the New York Times

    09/04/2013 5:15:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Mike Maharrey
    Earlier this year, the Missouri legislature passed a Second Amendment Preservation Act that would nullify unconstitutional federal actions violating the right to keep and bear arms. Gov. Nixon vetoed it. The legislature will have a chance to override in September. On Saturday, the New York Times came out with an editorial using the Missouri bill as a springboard to ridicule those who think the federal government should not willy-nilly violate the Second Amendment. As a measure of the gun culture’s dangerous sway over statehouse politicians, it is hard to top the pending proposal in Missouri that would pronounce all federal...
  • Send in the Obama Clowns

    08/15/2013 3:45:08 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 40 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 15, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    On Saturday night in Sedalia, a Missouri city with a population that would fit into Arrowhead Stadium four times over, the entire nation was shaken when a rodeo clown wearing an Obama mask performed his usual routine. Toward the end of Obama’s first term a tornado had torn through Sedalia blowing off roofs and destroying a school bus barn, but that was nothing compared to this. The governor of Missouri stated that the performance, which involved Obama being chased by a bull, did not “reflect the values of Missourians”. He did not clarify whether the other times that a rodeo...
  • Rodeo clown forces decimated and on the run

    08/13/2013 7:33:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 13, 2013 | John Hayward
    As every Constitutional scholar knows, the First Amendment includes a clause that strictly forbids mockery of the President of the United States, depending on who it is, and which party he belongs to. It’s in one of the penumbras of the Constitution, or maybe it’s an emanation. I always get those two mixed up. Thus it became essential for the forces of freedom and democracy to crush an impertinent rodeo clown who dared to put on a mask of our Dear Leader, President Barack Obama, and ask spectators if they would like to seem him get run down by a...
  • Mystery priest in Missouri rescue comes forward

    08/12/2013 2:19:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 59 replies
    cna ^ | August 12, 2013 | Carl Bunderson
    Father Patrick Dowling. Courtesy of the Diocese of Jefferson City. Jefferson City, Mo., Aug 12, 2013 / 02:12 pm (CNA).- The mysterious Missouri priest who gave anointing to a woman in her wrecked car near Center, Mo. has been identified as Father Patrick Dowling, of the Diocese of Jefferson City. “I thank God and the amazingly competent rescue workers,” Fr. Dowling stated today in a comment on CNA's original article on the Aug. 4 incident. “I thank them for making me welcome in such a highly charged situation and allowing me to minister as a priest.” Katie Lentz was trapped...
  • MO:Pizza Manager Fires Shots at Robbers who Wounded Woman

    08/03/2013 6:59:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    There is a strange article by the Kansas City Star, known for its anti-gun editorials. At the end of  the article, it casually mentions that the restaurant manager comes out and shoots at the fleeing robbers, who just wounded a woman at an outside table: The gunman aimed and fired as Lacy flinched from the loud bang. The robbers then ran away. As the men fled with the purses, the pizza shop manager came out and fired shots at the robbers, police said. The police were not sure if the robbers were hit, or not, but it is clear ...
  • Obamacare Health Insurance Rebates: Who Gets a Check?

    07/18/2013 5:52:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | July 18, 2013 | DEVIN DWYER
    An estimated 8.5 million Americans will receive rebates from their health insurers this summer thanks to the Affordable Care Act, which says companies that fail to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health care must refund the difference to consumers. Obama today touted the benefit as part of his mid-summer push ... The amount of the individual rebates varies widely by state and insurance company, depending on whether a consumer's insurer was in compliance with the law. The largest average rebates will be seen in Washington state, where 3,007 consumers will receive an average $512 this summer. In...
  • St. Louis Police Officer Accidentally Shot by His Partner

    07/12/2013 8:16:04 PM PDT · by Altariel · 50 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | July 11, 2013 | Jill Hampton
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis police officer suffered a minor gun shot injury Thursday after being accidentally shot by his partner. It happened just after 11:00 a.m. in the 3700 block of Keokuk, between Giles and Spring. According to the St. Louis Police, the on-duty officer’s partner was shooting at an aggressive dog when the bullet ricocheted and hit him in the ear and arm. Chief Sam Dotson @ChiefSLMPD An @SLMPD PO received a minor gun shot injury while on a call today. The PO is in good spirits and we are not looking for any suspects....
  • Values, the O.J. Verdict, and Right-To-Carry, or A Statistician Explains a Conundrum (Zimmerman)

    07/06/2013 8:00:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    archive.org ^ | 23 June, 2003 | John Ross
    I had another column ginned up for this week’s offering but then I read something an hour ago which made me save it for a later date and address something else that’s been on my mind, namely blacks and Right-To-Carry laws. Some background: Those of you who are regular readers of Ross in Range may notice a similarity in layout and scheduling (but not necessarily content) to another, much more widely read Internet column called Fred On Everything at http://www.fredoneverything.net/ColMenu.html by Fred Reed. This is not a coincidence. I have been a regular reader of Mr. Reed’s writings for a...
  • Missouri Self-Defense Bill & Right-to-Carry Reform Delivered to Governor

    06/02/2013 8:11:27 AM PDT · by marktwain
    NRA-ILA ^ | 31 May, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)-  Two important pro-gun reforms, House Bill 533 and Senate Bill 75, were officially delivered to Governor Jay Nixon (D) today.  He now has 45 days to act on these measures. HB 533, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49) and state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), would protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.  This bill also seeks to prohibit any government entity from using tax dollars to participate in a gun...
  • MO:Man awakens to naked intruder (Armed Resident Stops Intruder)

    05/31/2013 5:24:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Sikeston Standard Democrat ^ | 30 May, 2013 | AP
    ST. PETERS, Mo. — A man is facing charges after allegedly breaking into a St. Charles County home while naked.
  • Mo. Gov. May Allow Gun Control Nullification to Pass Without His Signature

    05/28/2013 5:41:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    In less than two weeks, Missouri could join Kansas in enacting a state law refusing to enforce federal gun control measures.On May 22, the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436) was sent to Governor Jay Nixon. As of this writing, Nixon, a Democrat, has not indicated whether he plans to veto or sign the bill.Earlier this month, both houses of the Republican-controlled state legislature passed the bill by an overwhelming majority.When asked about Governor Nixon’s intention, a source inside his office told The New American that in an effort to avoid multiplying the several scandals already plaguing his administration, Nixon would...
  • MO:Woman, 52, shoots would-be robber

    05/25/2013 3:16:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    fox4kc.com ^ | 24 May, 2013 | Sarah J. Clark, Barrett Tryon and Robert Townsend
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman shot a man who tried to get into her home on 106th and Greenwood Thursday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.Shirley Roberts, 52, told police three young men tried to break into her home around noon Thursday.According to Roberts, the men pulled in front of her home and went to her front door and tried to get in. When the men couldn’t, Roberts said the men then put on blue rubber gloves and tried to get into her back door.It was then that Roberts, home alone, grabbed a gun and fired a single shot through...
  • Michelle Obama ditches her bangs

    05/19/2013 5:50:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Michelle Obama ditches her bangs By Emily Goodin - 05/17/13 12:23 PM ET Michelle Obama's much-talked-about bangs are gone. The first lady debuted a new 'do on Friday during her commencement address at Bowie State University. Her bangs, which she called her midlife crisis, were grown out and parted to the side with her hair slightly longer, touching her shoulders. No word on whether that means the crisis is over. However, in April, she told "Entertainment Tonight" that her bangs were getting "irritating." "The bangs are a day-by-day proposition. They're starting to grow out, getting a little irritating," she said....
  • Missouri lawmakers pass bill halting the scanning of personal documents

    05/16/2013 7:14:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    kansascity.com ^ | 15 May, 2013 | JORDAN SHAPIRO
    JEFFERSON CITY — Less than six months after the state Revenue Department began scanning driving applicants’ personal documents into a state computer system, Missouri lawmakers sent the governor legislation Wednesday that would force the department to stop.
  • Feds say Missouri concealed gun permit list was never analyzed

    05/02/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    columbiamissourian.com,AP ^ | 1 May, 2013 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY — Republican state senators reacted with outrage Wednesday as federal fraud investigators testified that they had sought three times to obtain a list of Missouri's concealed gun permit holders, which the lawmakers denounced as an unjustified invasion of privacy.
  • Missouri House of Reps Passes Powerful Nullification of Federal Gun Grab

    04/22/2013 9:17:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 April, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a nullification bill April 18 prohibiting the enforcement of federal gun grabs within the sovereign borders of the Show Me State. By a vote of 115-41, state lawmakers approved the Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436), with nine Democrats crossing the aisle and voting “aye.” A nearly identical companion bill is currently working its way through the state Senate. It's sponsored by reliable friend of the Constitution, state Senator Brian Nieves. HB 436, which is sponsored by State Representative Doug Funderburk, was approved by the entire House fewer than 24 hours after passing the...
  • Missouri House Approves Sweeping Pro-Gun Proposals

    04/19/2013 9:46:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    kspr.com ^ | 18 April, 2012 | Joanna Small
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri House has given it's preliminary stamp of approval to looser gun laws. As many of our national leaders push for more restrictions, Missouri is moving in the opposite direction. Groups like the Brady Campaign have given Missouri failing grades for the strength of its gun laws, but the state house is considering more freedoms when it comes to guns and few people in the Ozarks are complaining. --------------------------cut-------------------------- There are actually 24 pieces of gun legislation in the Missouri House right now. The proposals in this bill would ban the enforcement of federal gun laws,...
  • A Missouri School Trains Its Teachers to Carry Guns, and Most Parents Approve

    04/15/2013 5:53:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 April, 2013 | JOHN ELIGON
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — At 8:30 on a cloudy, frigid morning late last month in this folksy Ozark town, the superintendent of an area school strolled through the glass doors of the local newspaper office to deliver a news release. Hours later, the content of that release produced a front-page headline in The West Plains Daily Quill that caught residents off guard: “At Fairview School Some Employees Now Carry Concealed Weapons.” That was how most parents of Fairview students learned that the school had trained some of its staff members to carry weapons, and the reaction was loud — and...
  • Why Are the Feds Trying to Identify All Gun Owners in Missouri? (Just concealed carry!)

    04/11/2013 2:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 94 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 11, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    They keep telling you they have noting but good intentions, that to worry about the feds coming for your guns makes you part of “the black helicopter crowd.” But then things like this happen: In Missouri, federal investigators have demanded and obtained from the state government — apparently twice — the entire list of Missouri concealed weapon permit holders.As Matt Drudge notes, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports that in November 2011 and January 2012, the state highway patrol asked for and received the list of about 185,000 concealed weapon permit holders from the motor vehicle department — the only state...