National Rifle Association
The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.
Illinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors most from northern Illinois have been approved to train them.
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.”
The largest gun organization in the nation has not taken a public position on a bill that would nullify federal gun laws in Missouri.
A Bass Pro announcement says the museum will have more than $20 million worth of firearms, including some from the 1600s.
The stage is set for a vote on a concealed carry bill. And it’s one that the National Rifle Association does not like.
National Rifle Association President David Keene says that while President Barack Obama’s gun control efforts failed in Congress last week, “the war has not ended.”
Adolphus Busch the Fourth says he disagrees with NRA’s stand on background checks.
When a gunman killed 26 children and staff at a Connecticut grade school, Missouri Rep. Mike Kelley quickly proposed legislation that would allow trained teachers to carry hidden guns into the classroom as a “line of defense” against attackers.
“You use a gun to commit a crime, go to prison. Period,” NRA President David Keene said.