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Introduced last week:

FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 754

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SOMMER (Sponsor), HICKS, SPENCER, BROWN AND PARKINSON (Co-sponsors).

0746L.02I     D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal sections 571.107 and 571.121, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to the carrying of concealed firearms, with penalty provisions.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Sections 571.107 and 571.121, RSMo, are repealed and four new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 160.670, 571.107, 571.108, and 571.121, to read as follows:

           160.670. 1. The provisions of this section shall be known and referred to as the “Missouri Strategic Action for Emergencies Act” or “Mo. S.A.F.E.”.

[….]

571.108. 1. Any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement or a certificate of qualification for a concealed carry endorsement or who makes application for a concealed carry endorsement may also make application for a concealed carry endorsement plus. Such application shall be made to the sheriff in the county or city in which the applicant resides. Upon receipt of such certificate, the certificate holder shall apply for a driver’s license or nondriver’s license with the director of revenue in order to obtain a concealed carry endorsement plus. A concealed carry endorsement plus shall be valid for the same time period as the underlying concealed carry endorsement. If a concealed carry endorsement plus has not been suspended, revoked, cancelled, denied, or invalidated, it shall entitle the holder to carry concealed firearms into any place where it is otherwise prohibited under subdivisions (2), (5), (6), (7), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (16), and (17) of subsection 1 of section 571.107.

[….]

[emphasis in original]

“…a concealed carry endorsement plus….it shall entitle the holder to carry concealed firearms into any place where it is otherwise prohibited under subdivisions (2), (5), (6), (7), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (16), and (17) of subsection 1 of section 571.107….”

A concealed carry endorsement plus? Who came up with that marketing angle?

So, the bill would repeal restrictions on conceal carry in the following places:

(2) Within twenty-five feet of any polling place on any election day….

(5) Any meeting of the governing body of a unit of local government; or any meeting of the general assembly or a committee of the general assembly….

(6) The general assembly, supreme court, county or municipality may by rule, administrative regulation, or ordinance prohibit or limit the carrying of concealed firearms by endorsement holders in that portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by that unit of government….

(7) Any establishment licensed to dispense intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises, which portion is primarily devoted to that purpose….

(10) Any higher education institution or elementary or secondary school facility….

(11) Any portion of a building used as a child care facility….

(12) Any riverboat gambling operation accessible by the public….

(13) Any gated area of an amusement park….

(14) Any church or other place of religious worship….

(16) Any sports arena or stadium with a seating capacity of five thousand or more….

(17) Any hospital accessible by the public….

The gun fetishists think that repealing restrictions in those places is a really good idea for people who, in addition to a few other requirements, take a class:

….The instructor shall also affirm that the training focused on emergency situations in public places where carrying a concealed firearm is otherwise prohibited, was taught by the instructor, and that the training included:

           (1) Both classroom and range training;

           (2) The firing of at least three hundred rounds of ammunition; and

           (3) Training in firearms proficiency, self-defense tactics….

[emphasis in original]

Oh, that really inspires confidence.

Previously:

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)

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)

HB 640: the devil is always in the details (February 20, 2013)

HB 640: ballots don’t kill people, people do (February 20, 2013)