Expanded Use of Deadly Force Heads to Governor

1 decade 3 years 1 week ago Wednesday, May 16 2007 May 16, 2007 Wednesday, May 16, 2007 5:01:58 AM CDT May 16, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A bill that allows the use of deadly force in some circumstances is going to Governor Blunt for signature. The measure says no legal action should be taken against people who use deadly force against someone who illegally enters their home, car or other dwellings. Another change on the bill also requires that records from court actions requiring people to have mental health treatment be sent for background checks. The current Missouri law doesn't require mental health records to go to the national database that gun dealers use for background checks before a sale. The House will give the bill final approval on Wednesday. Lawmakers previously passed a bill that bans government from confiscating people's weapons during an emergency.

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