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  • Jason Kander doesn’t need your Senate seat. Maybe he’ll just be president instead

    05/29/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We had some good times following the exploits of Kansas carpetbagger Jason Kander as he attempted to win the Senate seat held by Roy Blunt. That effort came up short on November 8th however, and now Jason is going to be looking for a new job. Unless he has some hidden skills in heating and air conditioning which he could put to use at Carrier, that means it will most likely be something in politics. That means either a lobbyist position (which shouldn’t be too tough to find because his wife has a lot of experience in that area) or...
  • Protests Erupt in Ferguson, Missouri After SXSW Debut of Mike Brown Doc

    03/13/2017 4:54:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 13, 2017 | Gil Kaufman
    About 100 protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, were dispersed by police on Sunday night (March 12) after they gathered outside the market where Mike Brown allegedly stole some items on the day he was fatally killed by a police officer in 2014. The group was reacting to previously unseen footage in a new documentary, Stranger Fruit, which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival over the weekend which appeared to offer a new twist to the details of the case.
  • MO: Bill Introduced to Hold Gun Free Zone Owners Liable for Damages

    12/09/2016 6:30:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, SB 1736/HB2033 was passed in the Tennessee legislature. The bill was an attempt to hold businesses that chose to ban defensive firearms from their premises responsible for damages. That was a step to far for the Tennessee legislature. The bill was cut back to say that businesses that did not ban firearms would be immune from lawsuit for actions that resulted from their lack of a ban. In Missouri, Representative Schroer has introduced a bill, HB 96, that is very similar to the original HB 2033 in Tennessee. From news-leader.com: The proposal, known as House Bill 96,...
  • MO: Will Governor Greitens sign Campus Carry in 2017?

    12/04/2016 3:54:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Elections have consequences. The presidential election of Donald Trump has been occupying most of the news space. The gun culture did very well in state and local elections.  In Missouri, a Republican, Eric Greitens, replaces former Governor Nixon.  Governor Nixon was decidedly anti-Second Amendment.  An omnibus gun law reform bill was passed over his veto in Missouri last year. That bill included permitless or "Consititutional" carry. Originally the bill contained a watered down provision for the exercise of Second Amendment rights at public institutions of higher learning. Current Missouri law allows campus administrations to ban weapons on campus.  All...
  • MO: Gunfight Don't Mess with an Old Guy 73-Year-Old Kills 2

    11/09/2016 9:09:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alley where bodies of robbery suspects found There is an old saying that has been worn out, warning criminals not to scare old men.  But clichés are there because they have a piece of reality embedded. An active 73-year-old retiree was well liked in the neighborhood.  He helped people out, and he spent considerable time in his garage, working on his truck.  Some young criminals, just getting into the most active part of their career, also noticed the truck and decided they wanted it. The retiree had been a victim of robbery attempts before.  Now he carried at home....
  • NRA Endorses Democrat for Governor in Missouri

    09/16/2016 5:44:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA has been a bi-partisan group, at least since the formation of the NRA-ILA in 1975. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA.In the last few elections, few Democrats have been endorsed, because few Democrats supported the Second Amendment in any meaningful way.As they say, the NRA did not leave the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party left the NRA. There are exceptions.  A controversial pick was Harry Reid, Senator (D) from Nevada, who got an A rating from the NRA.  Many have wanted the NRA-ILA to broaden their criteria to issues other than the right to...
  • Missouri Becomes 11th Constitutional Carry State

    09/15/2016 7:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/14/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of bill SB 656 and allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. This is known as "Constitutional carry." Missouri is now the 11th state to have a Constitutional carry law on the books.
  • Ferguson 'activist' found shot in burned car

    09/07/2016 11:43:50 AM PDT · by Laser_Ray · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/7/2016 | Katie Mettler
    <p>When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer two years ago in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Seals was one of the most vocal activists leading protests across the city. He rallied a boycott of Democratic candidates in local elections after he said they failed to protect black lives. And on the day a grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, Seals held Brown’s mother in his arms as she sobbed.</p>
  • MO: Bloomberg Organization Pushes to Stop Override of Gun Reform Veto

    09/05/2016 6:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of Missouri Governor (D) Jay Nixon’s most visible actions against Second Amendment rights was his veto of the gun reform bill SB 656.  SB 656 contains a number of common sense reforms to restore Second Amendment rights and protections for people who legitimately engage in self defense.  From the NRA-ILA Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to...
  • Poll: Trump ahead in red Missouri by single point

    08/23/2016 5:52:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/23/16 | Naomi Lim
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by a single percentage point in Missouri, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 44% of voters support Trump, while 43% back Clinton, well within the poll's margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. Another 8% of respondents told pollsters they intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 1% said they would write in another candidate,and the remaining 5% were undecided.
  • MO: Override of Gun Reform Veto Likely

    08/15/2016 5:42:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 13, 2016, the Missouri legislature passed an omnibus gun legislation reform bill, SB 656.  It was the last day of the session.  While widely heralded as a permitless or "Constitutional" carry bill, there were several other notable features.  From the NRA-ILA: Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground laws Expand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permits and allows military members...
  • Tight Republican race for Missouri governor attracting high voter turnout

    08/02/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    KMOV ^ | August 2, 2016 | Timothy Godfrey
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The tight Republican race for governor will become a little clearer after today as voters head to the polls for Missouri’s primary elections. Some are calling this the tightest Republican governor race in the state in two decades. All four candidates have spent a combined $22 million campaigning. But even after all of the work, the race does not appear to have a clear-cut leader. The candidates include businessman John Brunner, Navy Seal and non-profit CEO Eric Greitens, former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway, and current Liuetenant Governor Peter Kinder. All four candidates have...
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors police seek girl, 13, in shooting that left two critically wounded

    07/20/2016 9:01:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7/20/2016 | Valerie Schremp Hahn and Kim Bell
    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS • Police early Wednesday morning said they haven't been able to find a 13-year-old girl suspected of shooting and critically wounding a couple in their 70s during a beauty supply store robbery the day before.The girl was considered armed and dangerous. She apparently ran from the store carrying a pistol. Police search dogs lost her scent in a wooded area between the store and the Castle Point neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.Bellefontaine Neighbors Police said this surveillance image shows a girl they want to talk to in connection with a shooting at a Bellefontaine Neighbors beauty supply store on...
  • Activists temporarily block westbound Highway 40 in downtown St. Louis

    07/17/2016 8:54:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 45 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | July 16, 2016 | Jesse Bogan
    ST. LOUIS • Activists supporting the Black Lives Matter movement temporarily blocked westbound traffic on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) downtown Saturday afternoon as part of a protest to raise the issue of racial inequality. Earlier Saturday, several local groups, including the Organization for Black Struggle and the St. Louis chapter of Hands Up United, had organized a rally at the Old Courthouse. The Old Courthouse, a powerful symbol for activists, is the site where the slave Dred Scott sued for his freedom in the landmark legal case that he eventually lost. Slave auctions also were held on the courthouse steps....
  • Ballwin officer in critical, stable condition after shooting

    07/08/2016 1:19:29 PM PDT · by patriotUSA · 33 replies
    (KTVI) St Louis ^ | JULY 8, 2016 | BY DANIELLE SCRUGGS
    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI)- A police officer is listed in critical, stable condition after being shot during a traffic stop Friday in west St. Louis County. It happened shortly before 11 a.m. in the 300 block of New Ballwin Road, in Ballwin, MO. The officer sustained a wound to the neck. The officer, who works for the Ballwin Police Department, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Officials say the officer was at the traffic stop and approached the suspect vehicle. As he returned back to his squad car, the suspect exited his vehicle and fired three shots.
  • MO: Mobile Gun Checking on Schedule for 15 July Trial Run in St. Louis

    07/05/2016 6:20:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An attendee at Busch Stadium in St Louis was shot and mugged in November of 2015.  Justin Hulsey was inspired. He designed a business to make events safer and more convenient for the public. Because the Stadium is a gun free zone, he developed a way to minimize the time that people will be left unarmed. He created a way for them to safely store their self defense tools during the event they are attending. From fox2now.com: Hulsey calls it Mobile Safe Storage. He is outfitting a 22 foot-long step van with armor and security cameras and has hired...
  • Missouri GOP Poised to Override Veto, Legalize Permitless Carry(Show me!)

    06/29/2016 6:06:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe (R-Dist. 6) says he and his GOP colleagues are ready to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) veto of permitless carry legislation. Nixon vetoed the legislation, SB 656, on June 27, just over two weeks after defenseless Orlando, Florida, residents demonstrated the dangers unarmed citizens face when targeted by a determined armed attacker. According to The Kansas City Star, House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Dist. 152) said the House will override the veto if an override attempt prevails in the Senate.
  • Downtown carjacking suspect wounded in shootout dies. (ST. Louis MO)

    06/11/2016 2:00:39 AM PDT · by MCF · 12 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Kevin S. Held
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The carjacking suspect wounded in a shootout near Busch Stadium last month has died. (Follow up story from earlier post.)
  • MO: Permitless or “Constitutional” carry passes Legislature, on to Governor Nixon

    05/14/2016 8:31:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri omnibus firearm reform bill, SB 656, has passed the legislature on the last day of the session, May 13, 2016. It includes permitless or “Constitutional” carry. It will now go to Governor Nixon for signature or veto. According to the NRA-ILA, SB 656 has these primary features: Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed...
  • Missouri Passes Bill Allowing Citizens To Open Carry Without A Permit

    04/27/2016 8:30:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Christian Datoc
    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a “Constitutional Carry” bill Monday, protecting the rights of citizens to carry handguns without a permit. House Bill 1468 — introduced by Representative Eric Burlison — passed by an overwhelming 112-37 vote and will now head to the state Senate.