Several firearm manufacturers have threatened to leave states passing stricter gun regulations, prompting Missouri lawmakers to respond with tax incentives.
The commission has already voted unanimously against Grant Thornton’s shop because of its proximity to St. Bridget of Kildare school and church.
“You use a gun to commit a crime, go to prison. Period,” NRA President David Keene said.
“We believe that is a new and illegal hurdle to someone who is trying to exercise their Second Amendment right to a concealed carry permit.”
“The ban is not going after what we believe, in the Sheriffs’ Association, is the primary issue,” said McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery.
As President Obama continues to push gun control proposals in Washington D.C., a Johnson County sheriff is asking fellow law enforcers to sign and send this letter to the president.
“It is simply legislation to protect the basic Second Amendment rights given to Missouri citizens in the Constitution to keep and bear arms in their homes.”
Gun control advocates urged Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to quickly appeal the ruling.
The Supreme Court said it wants the trial court to hear evidence on whether assault weapons get the same Second Amendment protections as handguns.