Second Amendment Rights News and Events of 2007

The Supreme Court Will Hear Washington D.C. Gun Ban Case (November 20, 2007)

As with the Supreme Court's 1939 hearing of the 'U.S. v. Miller' case (which centered around a sawed-off shotgun), the Supreme Court may decide to address only a portion of the issue. Likely, they will look at whether the combination of laws which D.C. has regarding firearm banning amount en toto to an affective ban on all firearms. This is an aspect of the case they are likely to... (Read More)

Missouri Municipal League and Banning Discharge of Firearms (August 09, 2007)
In Newsletter No. 261 of June 2007, the Missouri Municipal League (MML) encouraged cities and municipalities to act before August 28th of this year to create ordinances/laws prohibiting the discharge of weapons within city limits... (Read More)

Castle Doctrine and PTA Repeal Passes Mo House (May 16, 2007)
By a vote of 151 to 6 the SCS for HCS for SCS for SBs 62 & 41 (combined, perfected) bill passed the Missouri House. Next stop, the Governor's desk. This bill defines the Castle Doctrine for Missouri; that within your home or vehicle you have a legal right to meet violent criminal force with force and defend yourself, without being required to first retreat...(Read More)

Castle Doctrine and PTA Repeal (May 15, 2007)
The Missouri Senate voted 29 yea and 3 nay to pass the Castle Doctrine and PTA repeal bill. This bill must now go back to the House and pass again before it can go on to the Governor for signing. It remains to be seen if this bill will make it with the very short time remaining in the current legislative session. Should it pass and be signed, it would go into affect on August 28th, 2007... (Read More)

Missouri 2nd Amendment Gains in Trouble (May 8, 2007)
Missouri's hopes for gaining ground on the 2nd Amendment were quite possibly dashed today as the Missouri Senate rejected the House changes to SB-62. The Missouri Senate has asked that the House either withdraw the changes or it will be sent to a conference committee. With little time remaining in the current legislative session... (Read More)

Restoring the 2nd Ammendment in Missouri (May 3, 2007)
The HCS/SCS/SBs 62 & 41 bill is very close to going on to the Governor for a signature. Originally 62/41 started as several separate bills in both the Missouri House and Senate. As the different related bills went in and out of committee, they passed various votes and were combined to form what is now HCS/SCS/SBs 62 & 41... (Read More)

SIGNED: Confiscation Protection During State Emergencies (May 3, 2007)
On April 13th, 2007, at the NRA Convention in St.Louis, Governor Matt Blunt signed SB-257 into law. This legislation prohibits the confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms or ammunition from citizens during a state of emergency. The ammendment to RSMo Chapter 44 will become affective on August 28, 2007. Similar legislation, dubbed "the Katrina Bill", has already passed in many other states... (Read More)

Tim Oliver: Passage of the Castle Doctrine (May 1, 2007)

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Todd Burke: Personal Safety With a Firearm (April 24, 2007)

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Confiscation Protection Bill Goes to Governor (Apr 13, 2007)
Having made its way through the House and then the State Senate, it is now on Governor Matt Blunt's desk awaiting signature. Senate Bill 257 states that "The state, any political subdivision, or any person shall not prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during an emergency." ... (Read More)

License Those Evil Bullets! (Apr 7, 2007)
State Senator Eric Adams of Brooklyn, New York, wants to license bullets. He and others like him would further make laws that allow a person to only buy ammunition as specified for the firearm listed on a gun license. Purchases of bullets would also be registered with the State. The State bills... (Read More)

Bob Barr in St.Louis, April 13th, 2007 (Apr 6, 2007)
Former Congressman Bob Barr will be speaking in St. Louis on April 13th, 2007 at 7:30pm. This speaking event, hosted by the Missouri Libertarian Party, will be about privacy rights and the second amendment. The event is free and will be held at the... (Read More)

Permit-To-Acquire Going Away (Mar 31, 2007)
It's a step in the right direction; Under current Missouri law, if a person sells or gives a small firearm to someone else, without first making the other person get a Permit To Acquire (PTA), then both people are guilty of a class A criminal misdemeanor. Missouri House Bill 462 would change that... (Read More)

No Confiscation During Emergencies (Mar 14, 2007)
The Missouri Senate today held a third reading for SB 257. This bill, if passed, would prohibit the confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms or ammunition during a state of emergency in Missouri... (Read More)

Todd Burke: Concealed Firearm Training (Mar 7,2007)

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Missouri "Castle Doctrine" Possibly Close to Final Passage (Mar 3, 2007)
Senate Bill 62, labelled the Missouri "Castle Doctrine" legislation, was introduced into the Senate by State Senator Jack Goodman of District 29. This bill is scheduled for a third reading and possible vote on the Missouri Senate floor on Monday, March 5, 2007. This bill is intended to amend RSMo Chapter 563 of Missouri law covering the use of deadly force. If passed by the Senate, it would establish the "Castle Doctrine" for Missouri as well as... (Read More)

Self-Defense Right Protection During Emergencies (Feb 21, 2007)
Introduced by Representative David Pearce, Missouri House Bill 669 would amend RSMo 44 by adding one new section. This new section, if passed, would protect citizens of Missouri from firearms confiscation during... (Read More)

Mo House Bill 189 Passes 143 - 3 (Feb 20, 2007)
Missouri House Bill 189 passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 143 yea to 3 nay. This bill will now move on to the Senate, where it has not yet been scheduled for a reading. This bill is intended to amend RSMo Chapter 563 of Missouri law covering the use of deadly force. This bill, if passed... (Read More)

Tim Oliver: Self-Defense with Lethal Force (Feb 15, 2007)

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The Right to Defend Yourself in Missouri May Take a Step Forward (Feb 11, 2007)
Missouri House Bill 189 was introduced by Representative Kenneth Jones (District 117) and had its first hearing on February 7th in the Missouri House Special Committee on General Laws. This bill is intended to amend RSMo Chapter 563, the section of Missouri law covering the use of deadly force. In essence, this bill sets forth four changes to the current self-defense law. First, it defines the conditions under which... (Read More)