Nixon Vows to Veto Sweeping Missouri Gun Rights BillNixon had received more than 4,000 emails, faxes, letters, mail-ins and electronic petitions concerning the bill.
Lawmakers Alter Deadly Force Standards for Police, CitizensThe bill says an officer can only use deadly force if a suspect is dangerous.
Missouri Senator Proposes Expanding "Stand Your Ground" LawsSen. Kurt Schaefer, a Republican from Columbia, told a Senate panel Wednesday that people should be able to do whatever it takes to defend themselves without worrying about a lawsuit afterward.
Trayvon Martin Protestors Gather at Old CourthouseAbout 100 protestors gathered on the steps of the Old Courthouse, upset with the "not guilty" verdict for Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin.
Sen. McCaskill Calls For Candid Discussion On 'Stand Your Ground'"There are no words that can properly explain the fear that the parent of an African-American child has."
Are Missouri's Gun Laws Tough Enough?Across town from NRA National Convention in St. Louis, some demonstrators say no.