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Firearms legislation is definitely a growth industry in the Missouri General Assembly. It’s too bad jobs legislation isn’t.

Representative Mark Parkinson (r) in the House on February 18, 2013.

We patiently await the full text of the bill, introduced yesterday:

HB 640

Establishes the forms of identification that may be accepted by federally licensed firearms dealers

Sponsor: Parkinson, Mark (105)

Co-Sponsor: Diehl, John (089) … et al.

Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2013

LR Number: 1678H.02I

Last Action: 2/19/2013 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)


Why should Representative Leara (r) get all the national attention, right? Yeah, we know, it’s the republican controlled Missouri General Assembly.


HB 162: Tenthers and guns, what could go wrong? (January 15, 2013)

HB 170: so much for “originalism” (January 16, 2013)

HB 276: Shootout at the K-12 corral? (January 27, 2013)

HB 350: “Nobody move suddenly, he’s got a duck and he knows how to use it.” (January 29, 2013)

HB 436: loonier than Wayne LaPierre at a press conference (February 5, 2013)

HB 420: when pie tins are outlawed, only outlaws will have pie tins (February 5, 2013)

This speaking out is kind of a new thing… (February 17, 2013)

Missouri General Assembly: it’s their world, the rest of us only get to live in it (February 18, 2013)

HB 633: we really never do get out of junior high school (February 18, 2013)