Section 23. That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons.
Today, Feb. 14, 2013, Democrats in the State of Missouri’s House of Representatives introduced a bill, HB 545, which will make it a class C felony to manufacture, import, possess, purchase, sell, or transfer any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.
“Assault weapon” is defined to include semi-automatic rifles, semi-automatic pistols, and semi-automatic shotguns. Exempted from the bill are government officials and employees, and members of the armed forces and law enforcement. If passed, HB 545 will render the State of Missouri into an effective police state.
If approved, HB 545 will become effective on August 28, 2013.