Feb. 13, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. |
By: Associated Press
The National Rifle Association is asking Missouri state senators to vote "no" on a gun rights bill.
Yesterday, the association cited a provision that would require gun owners
to report a stolen firearm within 72 hours of discovering the theft.
That provision was added to a broader gun rights measure Tuesday by Democratic
Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, of St. Louis. The legislation would seek to nullify some
federal gun laws and allow federal agents to be jailed for enforcing them.
In a notice posted on its website, the NRA urged members to call Missouri
senators and tell them to vote against the bill. The notice says Nasheed's
amendment would carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, but
that provision is not in the legislation.