There has been a group of OC supporters working very hard over the past few months with both Missouri House and Senate members to “fix” the open carry issue in Missouri. However, a bill may not actually be in the works. Now is the time for “ACTION”. All the talk on discussion forums is one thing, if you truly want your rights back it’s time to go to work to get them back!
Please write, call and email the following:
“YOUR” Elected members of the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate. To find out who this is follow the link: http://www.senate.mo.gov/llookup/leg_lookup.aspx
You can track House “Bills” at the following site: http://www.house.mo.gov/billcentral.aspx?pid=26
You can track Senate “Bills” here: http://www.senate.mo.gov/
Please contact your elected officials and politely ask them to sponsor or support House or Senate Bill(s) that provide for real 2nd amendment freedom, pre-emption +/or Constitutional carry in Missouri. Remember please be polite and keep the message short and to the point.
DO IT TODAY BY EMAIL AND CALL OR WRITE AS WELL:
Dear Representative (or) Senator John or Mary Doe
I hope you will support our second amendment rights as described by the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution and more specifically Article 1, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution. These have been part of the basic foundations of freedom in America and our freedoms here in Missouri. Please sponsor or support a Bill and encourage the leadership in the House/Senate to move such a Bill through committee and towards the desk of the Governor. There are many of us in the State of Missouri that believe the statute below should be revised or removed Sec 21.750 paragraph 3. The idea of “local government” restricting a “right which shall not be infringed” is not acceptable.
3. Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit any ordinance of any political subdivision which conforms exactly with any of the provisions of sections 571.010 to 571.070, with appropriate penalty provisions, or which regulates the open carrying of firearms readily capable of lethal use or the discharge of firearms within a jurisdiction, provided such ordinance complies with the provisions of section 252.243.
Include your name, address and phone number!