Gun Control http://kcur.org en Brady Group Sues Over Kansas Law Voiding Federal Gun Rules http://kcur.org/post/brady-group-sues-over-kansas-law-voiding-federal-gun-rules <p></p><p>A national gun control group on Wednesday challenged the constitutionality of a Kansas law that nullifies federal gun laws in the state.</p><p>In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Kansas City, Kan., The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence alleges the law’s provisions are “unconstitutional on their face under long-standing, fundamental legal principles.”</p><p>“Neither the Kansas legislature, nor any state legislature, is empowered to declare federal law ‘invalid,’ or to criminalize the enforcement of federal law,” the complaint asserts.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:41:26 +0000 Dan Margolies 58602 at http://kcur.org Brady Group Sues Over Kansas Law Voiding Federal Gun Rules Kansas City Council Opposes State Attempt To Void Local Animal Control Rules http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-opposes-state-attempt-void-local-animal-control-rules <p style="margin-right: -2.03in; margin-bottom: 0in; widows: 0; orphans: 0"><font size="3" style="font-size: 13pt">Kansas City's city council is asking the Legislature not to pass a bill that would restrict local Missouri animal control ordinances. </font></p><p style="margin-right: -2.03in; margin-bottom: 0in; widows: 0; orphans: 0"><font size="3" style="font-size: 13pt">Supporters say the bill was created to prevent cities from outlawing pit bulls. The proposed state law forbids animal control rules directed at any specific breed. </font></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:58:57 +0000 Steve Bell 52976 at http://kcur.org Grandmothers Against Gun Violence http://kcur.org/post/grandmothers-against-gun-violence <p>In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Washington Navy Yard shootings, many find themselves questioning the use of guns in society.&nbsp;</p><p>On Wednesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a>,</em> we&nbsp;talk with a Cape Cod grandma who wants to change the dialogue on gun violence in this country. She joins Steve Kraske to discuss her plan to encourage accountability and responsibility while finding common ground with gun owners.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 02:45:28 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 45238 at http://kcur.org Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Handgun Found At Mo. Capitol Stirs Gun Control Debate http://kcur.org/post/handgun-found-mo-capitol-stirs-gun-control-debate-0 <p>There could be an effort next year to change the law allowing Missouri lawmakers and others to carry guns&nbsp;at the&nbsp;State Capitol.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:24:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 44178 at http://kcur.org Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday http://kcur.org/post/missouris-2013-veto-session-begins-wednesday <p>The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.&nbsp;&nbsp;Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Campaign to prevent House Bill 253 override attempt</strong></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:29:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43314 at http://kcur.org Police Departments Oppose '2nd Amendment Preservation Act' http://kcur.org/post/police-departments-oppose-2nd-amendment-preservation-act <p>Several police departments and organizations around Missouri are speaking out against a bill that would bar enforcement of federal gun laws if they interfere with a Missourian's Second Amendment rights.</p><p>St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says House Bill 436 would in effect end cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies.&nbsp; He cites a recent traffic stop where his officers apprehended two armed men wanted for different crimes.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:09:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43202 at http://kcur.org Council Votes To Restrict Investments In Firearm Companies http://kcur.org/post/council-votes-restrict-investments-firearm-companies <p></p><p style="margin-right: 0.03in; margin-bottom: 0in">The Kansas City city council is asking city pension fund boards not to invest in companies that manufacture guns – and will request that the Board of Police Commissioners consider the same policy for police retirement funds.</p><p style="margin-right: 0.03in; margin-bottom: 0in">Mayor Sly James told the council that the goal is discussions with firearms companies on letting cities with gun violence problems enact more restrictive gun control laws within their jurisdictions.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 06:51:41 +0000 Steve Bell 40871 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Council To Consider Slap At Gun Makers http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-consider-slap-gun-makers <p></p><p>If the Kansas City Council agrees, city pension system funds will&nbsp; not be invested in companies that make guns.&nbsp;</p><p>The resolution passed a Council Committee with one dissenting vote.</p><p></p><p>The police commission retirement board will be asked to do the same.</p><p>The Finance, Governance and Ethics Committee voted to forward the resolution after hearing Mayor Sly James argue it’s&nbsp; time to send a message to gun manufacturers.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:38:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40382 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Council To Consider Slap At Gun Makers Missouri Gun Control Veto Raises Pro And Con Cries http://kcur.org/post/missouri-gun-control-veto-raises-pro-and-con-cries <p></p><p>Missouri’s Democratic Governor and the Republican led legislature are again nose-to-nose and toe-to-toe over gun control.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed what supporters of the bill call one of the most gun friendly in the country.</p><p></p><p>Local reaction was swift and heated.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:31:14 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39661 at http://kcur.org Missouri Gun Control Veto Raises Pro And Con Cries Concealed Carry Changes Soon To Arrive In Kansas, Senate Votes To Defund DMV in Missouri http://kcur.org/post/concealed-carry-changes-soon-arrive-kansas-senate-votes-defund-dmv-missouri <p></p><p>The constitutional right to bear arms has long been viewed as a critical American principle. But, does this right threaten public safety or allow us to better shield ourselves from random gun violence? &nbsp;Starting July 1 it will be legal to bring a concealed weapon into all Kansas buildings with a concealed carry permit unless the building provides "adequate security." &nbsp;In Missouri, state agencies have been under fire for providing concealed carry permit information to federal agents. In response the Senate has voted to defund&nbsp;the DMV. &nbsp;Are these bills and laws necessary? &nbsp;Will they really make us safer? And why do some oppose them?</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:58:54 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Matthew Long-Middleton 36044 at http://kcur.org Concealed Carry Changes Soon To Arrive In Kansas, Senate Votes To Defund DMV in Missouri Missouri House Passes Another Bill To Reform Gun Laws http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-passes-another-bill-reform-gun-laws <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>&nbsp;has passed another bill that would expand the rights of gun owners and reduce the role of the state Department of Revenue.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:39:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36001 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Passes Another Bill To Reform Gun Laws Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments http://kcur.org/post/kan-gun-law-puts-pressure-local-governments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Kansas, you can carry a concealed weapon anywhere, unless there’s a “no handgun” sign posted at eye-level at the entrance.</span></p><p>Currently, it’s up to local governments whether or not to allow concealed carry in their public buildings. If they don’t want handguns in their buildings, like any business, they have to post that “no handgun” sign.</p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:38:24 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 35884 at http://kcur.org Kan. Gun Law Puts Pressure On Local Governments Kansas Committee Proposes Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Public Buildings http://kcur.org/post/kansas-committee-proposes-bill-allowing-concealed-guns-public-buildings <p>A Kansas legislative committee has advanced a bill that would expand the number of public buildings in which concealed weapons are allowed. The measure also eliminates the possibility of being criminally charged if a person accidentally brings a legally carried concealed weapon into a building where concealed carry is forbidden.</p><p>Representative Larry Campbell, a Republican from Olathe, proposed the change.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:50:02 +0000 Stephen Koranda 33104 at http://kcur.org Kansas Committee Proposes Bill Allowing Concealed Guns In Public Buildings Missouri Senate Moves To Strengthen Right To Bear Arms http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-moves-strengthen-right-bear-arms <p>A Missouri Senate Committee has unanimously passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand the State Constitution’s right to bear arms.&nbsp;<br> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:59:29 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32961 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Moves To Strengthen Right To Bear Arms Top Of The Morning News: December 24, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-december-24-2012 <p>Gun shows, Missouri Medicaid expansion &amp; more: Your morning news from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:06:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29467 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: December 24, 2012 Top Of The Morning News: December 21, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-december-21-2012 <p>Thursday morning's snowstorm disrupted flights, schools and power, but by Friday Kansas City is getting back on track. That & more news from KCUR.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 15:27:51 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29377 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: December 21, 2012 Council Joins Mayor On Gun Control Stance http://kcur.org/post/council-joins-mayor-gun-control-stance-0 <p>The Kansas City city council has joined the mayor in calling for tougher gun control laws. One focus is on <font size="4">contr<font size="4">olling w</font></font>eapons like AK-47's and AR-15's.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:56:37 +0000 Steve Bell 29354 at http://kcur.org Council Joins Mayor On Gun Control Stance Topic Of Mayors' Letter: Gun Violence http://kcur.org/post/topic-mayors-letter-gun-violence <p>Kansas City Mayor <a href="http://www.kcmayor.org/">Sly James</a> is among the latest to sign a letter being sent the President and Congress. The subject: gun and ammunition control. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:45:51 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29319 at http://kcur.org Topic Of Mayors' Letter: Gun Violence Top Of The Morning News: December 20, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-december-20-2012 <p>The KC metro area experienced its first winter storm. Missouri Senators weighed in on legislation to curb gun violence. Kansas tied for last when it comes to public health preparedness. Those stories &amp; more from KCUR. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 29283 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: December 20, 2012 State Legislators In Missouri Discuss Firearms In The Classroom http://kcur.org/post/state-legislators-missouri-discuss-firearms-classroom <p>Legislation pre-filed in the Missouri House would allow teachers to carry firearms in their classrooms. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:06:32 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29295 at http://kcur.org State Legislators In Missouri Discuss Firearms In The Classroom Missouri Senators Disagree About Gun Control http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senators-disagree-about-gun-control <p>After the tragedy in Connecticut,&nbsp;many are now looking to Congress and the President to enact legislation that will curb gun violence. But Missouri’s Senators don’t agree on what that response should be. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:14:49 +0000 Chris McDaniel 29288 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senators Disagree About Gun Control Top Of The Morning News: December 18, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-december-18-2012 <p>Governor Jay Nixon says his administration may seek legislation to protect school children. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says greater gun control is not the answer. Those stories and more from KCUR News. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:53:41 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29184 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: December 18, 2012 Blunt Says No To Gun Control, Blames Fed Health Programs http://kcur.org/post/blunt-says-no-gun-control-blames-fed-health-programs <p>U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says badly administered mental health programs should be fixed as a remedy, rather than blame guns, for violence like the Connecticut school killings. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:35:40 +0000 Dan Verbeck 29158 at http://kcur.org Blunt Says No To Gun Control, Blames Fed Health Programs Is It Time To Talk About Gun Control? http://kcur.org/post/it-time-talk-about-gun-control <p>It may be the tipping point: among the issues of discussion after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: <strong>mental health</strong> and <strong>gun control</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:07:02 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 29135 at http://kcur.org Is It Time To Talk About Gun Control?