gun free zones

Now's Just Not a Good Time...

“With all that’s going on, now is just not a good time to advance a pro-gun bill…” This is the phrase that MOFC staff are hearing all too often in the Capitol right now, as we work to make sure that ‘Gun Free Zones’ are eliminated here in Missouri. Frankly, it almost makes my blood boil when I hear this. You see, weak kneed lawmakers in Jeff City are trying

MetroLink Scandal Highlights Need to Repeal "Gun Free Zones!"

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you have heard about the public safety scandal involving the St. Louis MetroLink and the county sheriff’s officers assigned to protect it. From covering up cameras in the break room to reporting for duty when on the other side of town, it’s obvious that your safety when traveling on the MetroLink isn’t a high priority. But no one is talking about the public

Happy Independence Day from the Missouri Firearms Coalition!

Happy Independence Day from the board of directors of the Missouri Firearms Coalition! On this day, 241 years ago, our nation adopted its Declaration of Independence, telling England that we would be a sovereign nation forever more. During the run-up to the 4th of July, private individuals and loose affiliations of people began to purchase and store weapons fearing all-out war with England. Hearing that everyday men and women were

The 2017 Legislative Session Ends in Jefferson City

Friday night, the 2017 legislative session came to a close here in Jefferson City. Sadly, despite months of work from grassroots gun owners like you and me, so–called “Gun Free Zones” remain the law here in Missouri. Thanks to all of your calls, emails, trips to the capitol, and Facebook messages –- we were able to advance House Bill 630 through three separate House committees. However, the House leadership team

We Only Have Five Days!

We’re down to the final days of the 2017 legislative session here in Jefferson City, with an adjournment expected this Friday. That means that time is running out for you and I to pass HB630, legislation to repeal the deadly “Gun Free Zones” that blanket almost two dozen locations here in Missouri. With your help, we cleared the Second Amendment Sub-Committee, the House General Laws Committee, and the House Rules

Gun Bill Advances, Calls Needed Now!

Earlier today, House Bill 630 was voted out of the House Rules Committee by a vote of 9-3! Thank you for all of your activism — multiple legislators are reporting they were being flooded with calls and emails from the members of the Missouri Firearms Coalition. We’ve now moved this bill through the Second Amendment Sub-Committee, the Select Committee on General Laws, and the House Rules Committee! But now we

Breaking News on House Bill 630 -- Take Action!

I’ve got breaking news on HB 630! Rep. Taylor was just notified that the House Rules Committee will be voting on this bill tomorrow at 1:00pm! Whether you’ve contacted the committee already or not, I need you to do it again right away. It’s urgent that you do, as more and more organizations and legislators are opposing this bill the further along in the process we get. Insiders are reporting

The House Rules Committee Needs to Hear From You Now!

If you haven’t already heard the news, the House General Laws Committee passed House Bill 630 by a party line vote of 9-3 late Tuesday night. The bill now moves to the House Rules Committee for their consideration, and I have to tell you, with the calendar moving steadily along — they need to hear from you now! There are always a flurry of last minute budget bills that require

They Turned Out the Lights on Us!

Tuesday night was a long one in Jeff City and the legislature was working almost non-stop on their budget bill. Initially the 4pm committee hearing on HB630, our bill to repeal the dozens of deadly ‘Gun Free Zones’ in Missouri, was delayed until 7pm. Later it was rescheduled to 9pm and then, as they were turning out the lights in the committee rooms, they announced that the committee meeting was

You Only Have 6 Hours!

At 4pm today, the House General Laws Committee will be taking up HB 630, meaning you have time to contact the committee one last time! I hope you will, it’s urgent. This legislation would simply remove the dozens of deadly ‘Gun Free Zones’ that exist in Missouri code — the places where violent criminals almost always go to rack up a body count. But Bloomberg’s people are flooding into the