I forgot to post this up last night. I received an email yesterday from the Gun Owners of America regarding a bill making its way through the House, House Bill 632, introduced by Rep. Jim Guest.
From the email:
The Missouri House of Representatives will be holding a hearing on HB 632 in the morning. This bill, entitled the Missouri Right to Protection Act:
(1) Specifies that all lawful citizens of Missouri have the right under the United States Constitution to protect themselves using guns, mace, or any means necessary to stop an assailant;
(2) Specifies that all lawful citizens of Missouri have the right to defend themselves without government interference unless in the act of committing a crime;
(3) Prohibits any governmental agency from waiving the gun and ammunition rights of law-abiding Missouri citizens and tracking their guns and ammunition, including markings, radio frequency identification, or any other direct identifiers; and
(4) Specifies that all law-abiding citizens of Missouri have the constitutional right to privacy in their homes, farms, vehicles, trailers, or other places of domicile and to be anonymous unless in the act of committing a crime.
GOA is stating that it will basically upend the implementation of HR 45 introduced by Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL) in Missouri should it actually pass and be signed into law.
If you live in Missouri, please write your representative and ask them to give their support to this bill.