Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to pressure Congress to pass universal background checks on gun sales, ban military-style assault rifles and limit ammunition magazines. Share your thoughts here.
University City Mayor Shelley Welsch joined the ranks of several U.S. mayors Wednesday when she voiced support for President Barack Obama's gun control plan in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT. The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass his proposed changes, including universal background checks on gun sales, a ban military-style assault rifles and limited ammunition magazines. Welsch, a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, issued a statement through the organization shortly after Obama spoke. "There are 33 Americans murdered with guns every day, and there's something we can do to stop the bloodshed. So why in the world would we …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Legislation is being prepared to ban assault-style weapons; President Barack Obama to make the issue "central" to his second term. Area shooting range and gun store receives "hate phone calls."
With the national conversation centering on gun control legislation following the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, and the National Rifle Association scheduling a press conference Friday to weigh in on the issue, weapons of all sorts are flying off the shelves in at least one local gun store. "We're busier now than we've ever been," said Scott Schoenbeck, general manager of Ontargetstl.com, a Valley Park shooting range and gun store. "People are scared to death that they won't be able to buy the firearm of their choice." Some are even scared to talk about the issue, out of fear of reprisal. Two other local gun stores declined to comment on the calls for more restrictive gun control legislation, such as the revival of a law being …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The National Rifle Association is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area, on Friday, Dec. 21.
The following media advisory was just issued by National Rifle Association representatives, America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. NRA was established in 1871. "The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." Editor's Note: The advisory stated details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
The National Rifle Association is hosting a convention in St. Louis this weekend with speakers like Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt and Glenn Beck.
There will be a wide array of guns and knives for people to "ooh" and "ahh" about as the National Rifle Association (NRA) brings its annual meeting and exhibits to town Friday and through the weekend at America's Center. St. Louis is hosting the NRA convention for the second time in five years. In 2007, the city was the beneficiary of an NRA decision to abandon its original host city of Columbus, OH, a retaliation that followed the Columbus City Council's passage of a law banning assault-type weapons. The NRA moved its big confab to St. Louis and liked it so much it came back this year. So, what restrictions on firearms are acceptable? By its actions, the NRA obviously doesn't like bans on assault weapons, but are there any restrictions …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Some Wildwood residents believe their Second Amendment rights now are in question, considering proposed new restrictions to the city's hunting and firearms regulations.
One Wildwood resident cited his U.S. Constitutional rights as a reason no further gun-related restrictions should be placed on the city's citizens at a public hearing held at Wildwood City Hall Tuesday evening. The hearing was conducted so the municipality's staff and Administration/Public Works Committee members could hear various viewpoints about recently proposed changes to Wildwood's hunting and firearms rules. Changes about restricting the type of firearms that could be used east of Missouri Route 109 within Wildwood were recommended by one resident, Tom Mitchell, a self-professed hunter. "I'm a NRA (National Rifle Association) member, and I'm here (at the public hearing) because I believe in my Amendment rights to guns," said Jim O'…