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Representative Tracy McCreery (D) [2019 file photo].

A bill, introduced on Valentines Day by Representative Tracy McCreery (D):

HB 960
Prohibits certain individuals from possessing a firearm due to domestic violence and requires police officers to remove firearms at the scene of a domestic violence call
Sponsor: McCreery, Tracy (088)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2019
LR Number: 2032H.01I
Last Action: 02/18/2019 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HB 960
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

The bill summary [pdf]:


This bill requires courts that issue a full order of protection after a hearing to prohibit any respondent from possessing or purchasing firearms while the order is in effect, inform the respondent of the order either orally or in writing, and forward the order to the State Highway Patrol for enforcement as specified in the bill.

The bill also requires notification of the State Highway Patrol so that the National Instant Criminal Background Check system can be updated and the FBI notified when there is a conviction of stalking in the second degree. Unlawful possession of a firearm will include misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence under the law of any state or the United States and violations of the court order specified in the bill.

The bill has an emergency clause.

It makes complete sense. It will never again see the light of day in the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly.