Senate Bill 124: Firearm Offenses

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Last Updated: February 11, 2013
Senate Bill 124: Firearm Offenses
Sponsors:
Senator Chappelle-Nadal
Summary:

This bill would create several new offenses:
1. Failing to stop illegal possession of a firearm
2. Negligent storage of a firearm
3. Failing to notify a school district or school of firearm ownership.

A parent would be guilty of negligent storage of a firearm if they allowed a child under 18 to carry the firearm into any school. This is especially problematic for homeschoolers, because according to Missouri law, a homeschool is a school (RSMO 167.031).

This bill would also require the parents of a child enrolled in public, private, or parochial school to notify the school district or school administration if the parent possesses a firearm. Although homeschoolers are not yet included in this bill's Orwellian reporting requirements, it is highly likely that, if the bill passed, homeschoolers would soon be added to the list of those required to notify.

This bill failed to pass, and is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/24/2013     (House)     Introduced, referred to General Laws Committee

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