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.”
Political courage. That’s the phrase that came to my mind as I watched the Senate’s top GOP leaders cast the deciding votes that killed the gun-rights bill.
The Missouri legislation is one of the boldest examples yet of what has become a nationwide movement among states to nullify or ignore federal laws with which local officials disagree.
The bill has drawn national attention for its attempts at nullifying federal gun laws in the state and even making it a crime for federal authorities to enforce them.
“I’ve also said clearly that I don’t think that the Republican Party should be to the point of defining a good Republican, a bad Republican because of abortion, gay rights or guns.”
“Initially it was a little shock for some [parents] but it’s been pretty well-received,” Principal Aaron Sydow says. “More schools should take advantage of it. That’s exactly what I would say.”
37-year-old Cheryl Darlene Dudley of St. Peters is charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child, along with one count of child abuse.
Illinois Democrat says he’ll introduce legislation this week.
State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.
“I do think we should revisit the issue of alcohol and guns,” he said. “You don’t want someone with a weapon loaded who’s drinking too much.”