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  •  Yeah I don't get that either. (7+ / 0-)

    We have all sorts of laws about driving, including registration and licensing, traffic laws, etc. that reduce fatalities and accidents. We even have to carry insurance to cover accidents or fatalities. Without them driving would be a free for all. But relatively nothing for guns particularly when you include the loopholes.

    We put in place laws all the time as a reaction (and over-reactions) to events where a death has occurred. For example, I lived in Kirksville, MO and a whole family died because of carbon monoxide poisoning coming from their garage. So, the city council passed a law that made every house with an attached garage have a carbon monoxide detector. Our house was entirely electric. Not a single pilot light anywhere. But we had to put in a CO monitor to sell out house.

    But no gun control!

    •  How can you say that? (6+ / 0-)

      They are less restrictive than other regulations, but there is gun law in Missouri!

      •  That table shows exactly what I'm talking about. (0+ / 0-)

        You don't need a license, you don't to register to purchase a deadly weapon.

        Btw - I live in PA now and I am a gun owner.

        •  There are statutes (3+ / 0-)
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          in place, and gun laws have been legislated. That's gun control.

          Missouri Statute 571.070 (8/28/2007) says that it is unlawful for a felon or adjudged incompetent Person to have possession of any firearm (including concealable firearms). Violation of this law is a class C felony.[3]

          Missouri Law Exempts the possession of antique firearms, as defined in 18 U.S.C. Section 921, from the provision that specifies a person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if he or she is a convicted felon possessing a firearm.[3]

          Missouri Statute 571.121 (8/28/2007) says (a) you have to carry permit with you when you carry the concealed weapon and if you don't have it with you, it is not a crime, but you can be fined up to $35, and (b) director of revenue issues a driver's license or a state I.D. with a CCW endorsement that reflects that you can carry concealed.

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