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Nixon isn’t saying whether he’ll veto gun bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon isn’t saying yet whether he’ll veto a sweeping expansion of gun rights passed by lawm...

Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Democrats are advancing plans preventing people with mental illnesses from legally owning firearms. The plans ...

Missouri House panel approves plan to allow concealed guns on college campuses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A House committee has passed a bill that would allow concealed guns on college campuses. The Columbia Daily Tribune r...

Illinois lawmakers could increase places where concealed carry is OK

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois legislators from both parties are continuing to fine-tune the state’s concealed carry law nearly three y...

Judge says ban on guns at St. Louis Zoo can continue

(KTRS) – For the time being, guns are still prohibited at the St. Louis Zoo. The Post-Dispatch reports that a judge filed an order on Friday tha...

Missouri ban on felons carrying guns ruled constitutional

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Supreme Court says a recent amendment to the state constitution doesn’t mean some felons now can c...

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap

Deaths from old-age ailments sometimes get more attention in longevity research, but the researchers say deaths from these three causes tend to happen...

Missouri Democrat proposes gun ban for domestic abusers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers appears to have little chance in Missouri. More than a d...

President Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

Obama is expected to sign off on a package of proposals aimed at curbing gun violence and cracking down on unregulated gun sales

Missouri lawmaker proposes tax holiday on gun purchases

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri lawmaker is proposing a bill that would let people buy guns one day a year without paying taxes on them...