Gun bill in Missouri takes brave stand for children
The Kansas City Star
A St. Louis area lawmaker wants to require parents with guns to notify their kids’ schools that they have the weapons.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a University City Democrat, has introduced a bill that would make it a crime for failure to report gun ownership to a school. A conviction could lead to a fine of up to $100, The Kansas City Star reports.
The punishment would begin as a misdemeanor but advance to a felony if a gun is involved in a death or injury.
Chappelle-Nadal said the bill is not about gun control. It’s to get parents to be more responsible gun owners.
She said she wanted to address gun violence in the urban core, which has gotten lost in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Urban core gun violence nationwide has been out of control forever.
What are the chances of the bill passing in the Republican controlled legislature? Less than zero.