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Some Missouri lawmakers getting hands-on knowledge of state gun laws
St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 April, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman

Posted on 04/03/2010 6:21:12 AM PDT by marktwain

In a laudable development, some Missouri legislators are taking the time to become intimately familiar with the ins and outs of some of the gun laws they write.

About 16 Missouri lawmakers — along with several legislative staffers and at least one representative’s wife — are taking a firearms-training course sponsored by the bipartisan “Sportsmen’s Caucus” that will qualify them for concealed weapons permits.

This is a good thing on a number of levels. From the political perspective, voters like to know that those who make the laws by which the people are bound have a working understanding of just how those laws work.

At the ethical level, politicians should make an effort to experience the firsthand realities of the laws they presume to impose upon their masters, the people.

And fnally, as a practical matter, everyone should seek to become proficient in meeting the responsibility of providing their own security.

The article goes on to say that one of the bills advancing in the Missouri legislature contains a provision that would loosen the restrictions some on concealed carry in the Missouri statehouse.

On the same day of the lawmakers’ firearms class, the House gave first-round approval to a bill that would expressly allow legislators, their aides and employees to carry concealed weapons in the statehouse.

Currently, legislators themselves who have a concealed carry permit may carry a firearm in the statehouse, but not others who work there. The proposed change is, of course, not universally popular:

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; examiner; legislature; mo
There are so many voluminous laws and regulations today that legislators are often ignorant of the state of current law.
1 posted on 04/03/2010 6:21:12 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Good. Firearm training, even a basic gun safety class, is great for replacing irrational fear of guns with healthy respect.
I recommend it for everyone.

2 posted on 04/03/2010 6:33:51 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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I believe a Missouri permit requires range time.

3 posted on 04/03/2010 6:54:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: marktwain

I was unaware a firearm in your own home while intoxicated.
that there is a law (currently being fixed by amendment) that makes it a felony to have

4 posted on 04/03/2010 9:08:54 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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