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Something for the religious left:
EXPLANATION — Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets [thus] in the above bill is not enacted and is intended
to be omitted from the law. Matter in bold-face type in the above bill is proposed language.
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 545
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ELLINGER (Sponsor), SCHUPP,
MCNEIL AND WALTON GRAY (Co-sponsors).
0776L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 571, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the manufacture,
import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of any assault weapon or large capacity
magazine, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 571, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be
2 known as section 571.023, to read as follows:
571.023. 1. As used in this section the following terms shall mean:
2 (1) "Assault weapon", any:
3 (a) Semi-automatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and
4 has one or more of the following:
5 a. A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;
6 b. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the
7 nontrigger hand;
8 c. A folding or telescoping stock; or
9 d. A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the
10 barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being
11 burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel;
12 (b) Semi-automatic pistol, or any semi-automatic, centerfire or rimfire rifle with
13 a fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition;
14 (c) Semi-automatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and
15 has one or more of the following:
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16 a. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the
17 nontrigger hand;
18 b. A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock;
19 c. A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the
20 barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being
21 burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or
22 d. The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol
24 (d) Semi-automatic shotgun that has one or more of the following:
25 a. A pistol grip or thumbhole stock;
26 b. Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the
27 nontrigger hand;
28 c. A folding or telescoping stock;
29 d. A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds; or
30 e. An ability to accept a detachable magazine;
31 (e) Shotgun with a revolving cylinder; or
32 (f) Conversion kit, part, or combination of parts, from which an assault weapon can
33 be assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person.
35 Assault weapon does not include any firearm that has been made permanently inoperable;
36 (2) "Detachable magazine", an ammunition feeding device that can be loaded or
37 unloaded while detached from a firearm and readily inserted into a firearm and includes
38 a magazine that can be detached by merely depressing a button on the firearm either with
39 a finger or by use of a tool or bullet;
40 (3) "Fixed magazine", an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently
41 attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without
42 disassembly of the firearm action;
43 (4) "Large capacity magazine", any ammunition feeding device with the capacity
44 to accept more than ten rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:
45 (a) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot
46 accommodate more than ten rounds;
47 (b) A twenty-two caliber tube ammunition feeding device; or
48 (c) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.
49 2. No person, corporation or other entity in the state of Missouri may manufacture,
50 import, possess, purchase, sell, or transfer any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.
51 3. This prohibition shall not apply to:
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52 (1) Any government officer, agent, or employee, member of the armed forces of the
53 United States, or peace officer, to the extent that such person is otherwise authorized to
54 acquire or possess an assault weapon or large capacity magazine, and does so while acting
55 within the scope of his or her duties;
56 (2) The manufacture of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding
57 device by a firearms manufacturer for the purpose of sale to any branch of the armed
58 forces of the United States, or to a law enforcement agency in the state of Missouri for use
59 by that agency or its employees, provided the manufacturer is properly licensed under
60 federal and state laws; or
61 (3) The sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding
62 device by a dealer that is properly licensed under federal, state, and local laws to any
63 branch of the armed forces of the United States, or to a law enforcement agency in the state
64 of Missouri for use by that agency or its employees for law enforcement purposes.
65 4. Any person who, prior to the effective date of this law, was legally in possession
66 of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine shall have ninety days from such effective
67 date to do any of the following without being subject to prosecution:
68 (1) Remove the assault weapon or large capacity magazine from the state of
70 (2) Render the assault weapon permanently inoperable; or
71 (3) Surrender the assault weapon or large capacity magazine to the appropriate law
72 enforcement agency for destruction, subject to specific agency regulations.
73 5. Unlawful manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale, or transfer of an
74 assault weapon or a large capacity magazine is a class C felony.
Question authority. Power to the people
shit and I just bought a shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
"We are not here to take your guns. Why can't we have a rational discussion about this?"
Paragraph 12(b) outlaws my Glock 19.
I would imagine any legislator that has the balls to vote yes on this isn't running for re election. Are the guys that introduced this St. Louis urban district Dems?
And about 75% of the 9 mm semi-autos currently available on the market today, for that matter.
Cripes, I have a double stack 1911 that can hold more than 10 rounds. Springfield XDm is a 19+1 off the shelf.
Your daughter will be devastated.
And take all the birth control in the house as well. Oh wait, that hasn't been outlawed yet. Not yet...
Do you wait for your solutions to come from them?
Amen brother. Keep your powder dry and your women wet.
This post was edited by MasonDelhiGuy 17 months ago
That's a pretty weird thing to say to Bob about his daughter..
Maybe he meant properly hydrated so they have moist healthy skin?
Aren't wet women fun? Dry ones are as well but it doesn't sound as snappy when you say "Keep your powder dry and your women dry."
Isn't this the same state that just introduced a bill to make it a felony to introduce a bill about gun control? You repubs are so out in right field it's getting harder to keep track of you utter lunacies.
another saliva induced cut and paste from the schtick known as green note.
Don't move to MO.
This post was edited by GRR Spartan 17 months ago
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