Governor Signs Bill on Keeping Guns in Emergencies

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Friday, April 13 2007 Apr 13, 2007 Friday, April 13, 2007 1:07:36 PM CDT April 13, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt signs legislation ensuring that Missouri residents could not have their guns taken away during an emergency. The legislation spells out that no government or individual can decide in an emergency to take away guns and ammunition from those who lawfully possess them. The House gave final approval to the measure yesterday, and Blunt signed it later in the day. The law kicks in at the end of August. Blunt also plans a ceremonial signing today in St. Louis during the National Rifle Association's annual convention. The bill is a response to the fallout after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in August 2005, where law enforcement officers confiscated hundreds of guns after the levees failed and the city began to flood.

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