Mo. Senate Panel Mulls Gun Control Measure

6 years 1 week 6 days ago Tuesday, April 09 2013 Apr 9, 2013 Tuesday, April 09, 2013 3:05:01 PM CDT April 09, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - With less than six weeks left in the annual session, a gun-control bill has received its first hearing by a Missouri legislative committee.

The Senate General Laws heard testimony Tuesday on a bill requiring parents to notify their child's school if they own a firearm. It would also create crimes for improperly storing a firearm and for a parent failing to stop their child from possessing an illegal weapon.

The Republican-led committee did not take a vote and is unlikely to take action on the legislation in its current form.

Sponsoring Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, of University City, says it would help urban areas cope with juvenile gang violence. Opponents say the bill would infringe on gun rights and would not solve illegal firearm possession.

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