Proposed Legislation Would Require Gun Owning Parents To Notify Schools

Jan 23, 2013

Legislation filed in the Missouri Senate would require parents to notify their kids’ schools if they are gun owners.

If passed, parents would have to provide written notification that they own a firearm within 30 days of enrolling their child in school or within 30 days of becoming a gun owner if the child is already enrolled.  Failure to do so would result in a $100 fine. 

The bill’s sponsor, Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal of St. Louis County, says she believes in the 2nd Amendment, but, according to Chappelle-Nadal: “The 2nd Amendment does not say that a 12-year-old can shoot a 12-year-old…there is no protection for that…what we are trying to do here is address what is happening in our urban cities.”

GOP Senator Brian Nieves of Franklin County calls the bill alarming and says it will never become law. 

Read the full text of the bill (SB 124) here.