Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $52,914
60%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: mo

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Poll: Trump ahead in red Missouri by single point

    08/23/2016 5:52:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 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.
  • March 15 GOP Primary Primer (FL, IL, MO, MP, NC, OH) - Closing Times, Polling, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday March 15, 2016367 of 2,472 delegates at stake
  • Polls show Donald Trump leading everywhere during a critical 2-week stretch

    03/04/2016 4:34:15 PM PST · by GilGil · 105 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/3/2016 | Allan Smith
    Thirteen states hold primaries or caucuses over the next two weeks. Of them, Trump is leading polls in nine, according to the RealClearPolitics average, including some of the most important, winner-take-all states. The other states — Hawaii, Maine, Idaho, and Missouri — don't have any recent polls listed on the site. They're also the three states with the fewest delegates to award. And in Maine, Trump has the endorsement of Gov. Paul LePage.
  • COURT RULES CHURCH CAN FIRE OPEN HOMOSEXUALS

    03/01/2016 4:36:35 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 26, 2016 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., MA.Th.
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Missouri state court has ruled in favor of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, upholding its right to fire an employee who publicly contracted a so-called gay marriage, as it opposes Church teaching. Before being hired by the diocese as director of social ministries at St. Francis Xavier Parish in 2013, Colleen Simon informed the director of religious education she was a lesbian and was told then that would not bar her from being employed there. But when an article in the Kansas City Star's 816 Magazine broke the story of her so-called marriage to...
  • Blunt launches re-election campaign in suburban St. Louis

    02/19/2016 4:59:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    ABC ST LOUIS ^ | 19 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC ST LOUIS
    ARNOLD, Mo. -- U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt launched his re-election campaign Friday by saying too many regulations are hurting the economy, but he is confident America's better days "are ahead of us." The Republican senator officially began the campaign with a rally at Unico-SGI Manufacturing in Arnold, the first of a 10-stop, two-day tour across the state. Blunt's office says the location was chosen because he helped save the business from what it calls "onerous federal regulations."
  • Michelle Obama June Trip to UK, Italy Cost Taxpayers $240,495.67 in Flight Expenses Alone

    12/14/2015 9:15:47 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 17 replies
    .judicialwatch. ^ | AUGUST 20, 2015 | .judicialwatch.
    ,/img> First Lady, daughters, and mother spent week touring London, England; Milan, Venice, and Vicenza, Italy (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on August 5, 2015, it obtained flight expense records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Michelle Obama’s June 2015 trip to the United Kingdom and Italy, accompanied by her daughters and mother, cost the taxpayers $240,495.67 in flight expenses alone. The records were released in response to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request filed on June 22, 2015. According to the Air Force documents, the flights to London, England; and Milan, Venice,...
  • At Mizzou, a case of the tail wagging the Tiger

    11/13/2015 4:22:39 AM PST · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 11/13 | peter lucas
    Football players at the University of Massachusetts should go on strike. They should refuse to show up for practice or play in any more games this season until their demands are met. Their complaint is that they just can't win any football games. The team so far this season is 1-8, last year it was 3-9, the year before it was 1-11, the same as it was in 2012. So if the new president of UMass can't do anything about it, then he ought to resign, and the football players should refuse to play anymore games until he does so,...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • MO: State Supreme Court Upholds Strong Right to Arms Amendment

    07/06/2015 4:16:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Missouri State Supreme Court has upheld Amendment 5, which provides increased protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the State.  From stlpublicradio.org: Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster, a Democrat running for governor in 2016, has stuck by Amendment 5 as well -- despite heat he has taken from fellow Democrats, including St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. In her own statement, Joyce said her office was closely reviewing the Supreme Court's decision. "We remain very hopeful that we will retain our abilities to hold gun offenders accountable to ensure the safety of all citizens in...
  • MO: Would you Shoot a Suspect who Claimed to have a Gun?

    06/15/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to Video: Would you shoot a suspect who claims to have a gun?  That is the decision that Pharmacist Pete Spallito faced on Tuesday, the 9th of June, in Kansas City, Missouri.   In the video, Spallito is confronted with a masked woman who demands all the Oxycontin in the store.   She said that she had a gun in the bag that she was carrying, and placed the bag on the counter.   From kctv5.com: Pete Spalitto described Tuesday's events to KCTV5. He said that after the woman confronted his employee that the employee turned to him. The woman then...
  • St. Louis Zoo Obtains Restraining Order against the Exercise of Constitutional Rights

    06/14/2015 5:57:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The St. Louis Zoo has asked for, and Judge Joan Moriarty has issued, a temporary restraining order barring a Second Amendment activist from visiting the Zoo while armed.  From Fox2now.com: ST. LOUIS (AP) – A judge is barring a gun-rights advocate from entering the St. Louis Zoo with a gun as he pledged to do this weekend.St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty issued a temporary restraining order against 56-year-old Jeffry Smith of Cincinnati. It’s in effect until a hearing June 22.Smith planned to go armed to the St. Louis Zoo on Saturday afternoon to test the legality of the...
  • MO: Court Enforces Constitutional Protection of Right to Arms

    03/01/2015 9:16:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
       A St. Louis Judge has ruled that Missouri's tough new protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not just a paper tiger.  In the first ruling of its kind, the court ruled that a person cannot be prohibited from the right to keep and bear arms under Missouri statutes, for a non-violent felony.  From stltoday.com: St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker ruled that the Missouri law prohibiting felons from possessing guns is unconstitutional as applied in the case of Raymond Robinson, in part because it fails to differentiate between violent and non-violent felons.The amendment declares...
  • MO: Prosecutor drops Gun Charge because of Video

    02/21/2015 6:24:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
         In St. Louis, Missouri, before Ferguson, the police arrested an 18-year-old on gun and drug charges.   An officer turned off the dashcam video of the event, and because of that, the prosecutor dropped all charges. Link to video Here: From kfor.com:  Police drop gun charge because of video. Police say they found marijuana and a loaded handgun in Bufford’s pocket. The police report says an officer noticed it before the tazing and announced, “He has a gun.” The report continues, “In an attempt to prevent (Bufford) from reaching the weapon, (an officer) administered one foot strike.” Schwartz said,...
  • MDC Hosting Basic Handgun Shooting Classes for Women

    01/14/2015 5:56:04 PM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    womensoutdoornews.com ^ | 1/12/2015 | unknown
    HARTSBURG, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on outdoor-skills lesson in basic handgun shooting at one of two upcoming free classes being held at Ammo Alley on the following dates: Jan. 27, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with registration required by Jan. 23 Feb. 24, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with registration required by Feb. 21
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • MO: Robbery of 'Police Bar' goes bad

    12/06/2014 5:07:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    If you can avoid a shootout, it is usually the best solution.   But sometimes, the shootout comes to you.  A bar in St. Louis is a popular spot for retired and off duty officers.   It has been robbed in the past.  In 2008, a retired officer who was at the bar responded to an armed robber, shooting them.   On that occasion, no one else was hurt.  From ksdk.com: An officer at the scene told NewsChannel 5's John Henry the establishment is popular with police officers. In 2008, the same former officer involved in Tuesday's shooting also shot a person...
  • MO:People Block Street, Jump on Vehicle, Man pulls Gun

    12/04/2014 3:10:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Protesters  blocked the street in the central west end of St. Louis.  They surrounded a minivan containing a single white male, and jumped on the hood.  The driver of mini-van took evasive action, spilling the hood jumper into the street.   He drew a firearm while apparently calling police.    One of the protesters claimed that the man struck one of the people who were blocking the street, and called the police.   There were no reports of an ambulance called to the area.    From thegatewaypundit.com:  Photo captures man flashing gun at protesters in CWE #STL http://ift.tt/1FQm6ZG Notice that the person...
  • MO:Ferguson: Where Open Carry Leads

    12/03/2014 1:33:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Sign during the chaos of Katrina. One of the primary purposes of the second amendment is the ability to form militias in to enforce public order.   The formation of informal militias during times of disorder, such as during natural disasters and riots is a completely natural and expected act.   Productive people have invested their lives in their property; when that property and their lives are threatened, neighbors band together to protect themselves and each other. You do not see riots and looting in the suburbs and small towns, because there is no incentive to destroy what has been painstakingly...
  • Ferguson Hipsters Out to Ruin Christmas

    12/02/2014 3:27:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    After trying and failing to ruin Thanksgiving by protesting the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Ferguson protesters have set their sights on disrupting Christmas tree lightings in a confused plot to make absolutely everyone in America hate them.
  • Oath Keepers Guarding Businesses in Ferguson, Mo: Calling on Volunteers to Assist

    11/27/2014 6:02:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Oathkeepers
    Calling all skilled veterans and patriots! We need your help in Ferguson, Missouri. Business owners carry so called “assault weapons” to protect their stores from looters in Ferguson, Missouri Oath Keepers Ferguson, Mo - -(Ammoland.com)- Oath Keepers has a Security Team on the ground right now, in Ferguson, guarding businesses.That team is led by local Oath Keepers, including retired Missouri police. last night, that team secured four local businesses after the riots erupted, and will do so again tonight, and as long as it takes, but they need your help! (See below for list of skills needed, and how to connect...
  • Ferguson in Flames

    11/25/2014 9:17:07 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Mathew Vadum
    Grand jurors in Ferguson, Mo., refused to indict local police officer Darren Wilson yesterday, heroically resisting pressure from President Obama on down to lynch an innocent police officer who fought off a violent attacker.
  • MO:Open Carry March in Downtown St. Louis

    10/29/2014 5:31:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The open carry march in St. Louis went off without a hitch on Saturday, 25 October.   In stark contrast to unruly and violent Ferguson demonstrators, the open carry marchers, who celebrated the restoration of constitutional rights under the newly passed amendment 5, were polite, considerate, peaceful, and had no violent interactions with the police.  From stltoday.com, a counterprotestor complained: Counterdemonstrator Tef Poe, of Hands Up United and the Organization of Black Struggle, said the calm police reaction was in contrast to police behavior at protests in Ferguson.“When we protest in a similar manner, without guns, they proceed with aggression...
  • This Guy is Selling his 1965 Ford Mustang for World Series Tickets

    10/25/2014 8:54:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/14
    Classic muscle cars like a vintage 1965 Ford Mustang are pretty desirable. World Series tickets, apparently, are even more desirable. That appears to be one man’s thinking, anyway. Kansas City Royals fan Jerod Main has decided to sell his 1965 ‘Stang for $24,000, which might seem like a bargain for such a classic, but it should be enough to cover the cost of tickets for his family of six, which are starting at just over $400, according to a quick Stubhub search. Those prices are subject to change, of course, and tickets might be selling for even more after last...
  • Forensic expert: I never said Michael Brown's autopsy confirmed Darren Wilson's story

    10/25/2014 8:41:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Vox ^ | 10/23/2014 | German Lopez
    The official St. Louis County autopsy report [link at URL] on Michael Brown who was killed by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, has been obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. According to the newspaper, two independent forensic experts who looked at the report indicated that results support Wilson's version of events. But one of the experts quoted in the story has since said that the newspaper presented her remarks without some very important context. ...
  • Attorney gains firearms permit for man disqualified for gun ownership;

    10/12/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Madison-St. Clair Record ^ | 10 October, 2014 | Record News
    Dr. George L. Kraft III, a chiropractor in St. Louis County, is now the owner of a .357 revolver with a six-inch barrel after his attorney successfully challenged Missouri statutes and federal classification that prohibited Kraft from owning a firearm. The state of Missouri disqualified Kraft from the right to own firearms after he suffered a stroke in 2005 until attorney Christopher J. Zellers of the Zellers Law Firm, LLC, gained a judgment in St. Louis County Circuit Court overturning the disqualification after an 18-month legal process. “My client was deemed incapacitated because of a stroke and as a result...
  • MO: KC Mayor James "Violence is committed by guns." ?

    09/14/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There has been much talk about how "progressives" do not believe in individual responsibility.  There is the stereotype that liberals attribute volitional powers to firearms, that firearms cause violence.   In anticipation of the veto override  of SB656 in Missouri, Mayor Sly James gave a speech in Kansas City, MO. The transcript from fox4kc.com shows: Violence, the mayor says is committed by guns. I listened to the video of the speech.  That sentence is not recorded from Mayor James, but is reported as being said by Kerri Stowell of Fox4news.  As I heard it , she said that Mayor James...
  • MO: Legislature Overrides Nixon's(D) Veto, Restores Gun Rights

    09/11/2014 4:40:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Today, September 11, the Missouri House Joined the Missouri Senate in overriding Governor Nixon's (D) veto of SB 656.    From wsvn.com: The new regulations, which this time garnered the two-thirds majority needed to override Nixon's veto, take effect in about a month.  Here are the primary reforms that will be enacted with SB0656:  Guarantees the right to posses arms in public housing  Forbids physical restraint or disarmament unless there is an arrest or an articulable and reasonable suspicion of criminal activityMandates that  POST  determine the training standards for school protection officersAllows school districts to designate school protection officersForbids health...
  • Joan Rivers banned Adele, Michelle Obama from funeral

    09/08/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 64 replies
    WSYR-tv ^ | 9-8-2014 | Staff
    http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/joan-rivers-banned-adele-michelle-obama-from-funer/32046/HKvlbfyHyUWsgvkvFUmWlw
  • Police Militarization: It's Not About The Equipment, It's About Keeping The Peace

    08/20/2014 6:33:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 20, 2014 | Alfred S. Regnery
    Militarization of police forces has become the latest buzz phrase for politicians, pundits, and, it seems, everybody else. By now everybody in America, and probably well across the world, knows about, and has a theory about, the riots and looting following the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Manager Of Looted Store: Looters "Knew Exactly What They Wanted"

    08/20/2014 6:26:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    The manager of a store that was looted in the midst of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, MO believes that the looters planned and targeted his family’s store and expects it will be hard to get back in business.
  • 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...