Friday, December 28, 2012

Newman to file bill to close gun show loophole in Missouri

Anyone with common sense knows that it is time to close the gun show loophole in Missouri and require background checks for those wanting to buy weapons.

So let's see how far this goes in the Republican-dominated Missouri House of Representatives. Rep. Stacey Newman, D-St. Louis, has announced she will prefile a bill that will close the loophole:

“After the recent horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, we must ensure that all firearms purchases, regardless of where they are sold, include the same comprehensive background checks as required for licensed firearm dealers,” Newman said in a release about her proposal. “We cannot sit idly by and wait for a similar tragedy in Missouri. Doing nothing is no longer an option.”

1 comment:

Mo Rage said...

Kudos to Rep. Newman, then. Good for her. Great for Missouri.

Let's hope it goes somewhere. (read: gets put in the law books).