Gun advocates are questioning a study that says Missouri would have fewer murder if there were more background checks.
Gun owners would have to report a stolen weapon within 72 hours under new legislation.
A salesperson with Rhino-Ammo had parked her car in the 1400 block of Lucas and when she returned the back window had been broken out.
Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard released a draft Thursday of proposed legislation for the 2014 session seeking to nullify federal gun control laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.
Dave Evans of O’Fallon was a legislative assistance for Jones at the time of the incident. His 9mm pistol was found atop a toilet paper dispenser in a men’s restroom at the Missouri Capitol.
Illinois State Police anticipate 400,000 applications for concealed-carry permits in year one.
Capitol Police identified the owner as David Evans, a staffer for House Speaker Tim Jones. There was one round in the chamber and six more in the magazine.
The suspects’ crimes range from drug crimes to property crimes, such as burglary, to gun crimes such as unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Todd Vandermyde says whether State Police are trying or not, they’re making the process harder than they have to. “‘It’s messed up’ is an understatement right now.”