Democrats will do anything to keep guns away from citizens. They have completely disregarded the 2nd amendment, and they make up ridiculous laws to keep them away. Many states have tried to combat this government overreach, and Missouri nailed it! Today they voted to allow adults to carry without a permit. Whats even more exciting, they also voted on voter ID laws. Photo ID requirement would “protect our elections against fraud.” as stated by Republican Rep. Justin Alferman. Take that Obama!
Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature used its supermajority Wednesday to significantly loosen the state’s gun laws and potentially tighten its voting requirements as lawmakers overrode numerous vetoes of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
The sweeping guns legislation would allow most adults to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit while also expanding people’s right to defend themselves both in public and private places. The elections law change would require people to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls starting in 2017, if voters also approve a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot.
Both measures passed with more than the required two-thirds majority in each chamber as Republicans shut off Democratic discussion and enacted the laws on largely party-line votes.
Democrats asserted it could put racial minorities at a greater risk of being fatally shot.
“The targets in our area are black boys, not pheasants,” said Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson, where sometimes violent protests broke out after the fatal police shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014. The white officer was cleared of wrongdoing by state and federal investigations.
“What I don’t want to get to is the point where there is a trigger-happy police officer or bad Samaritan like Zimmerman who says, ‘Black boy in the hood. Skittles. Let’s Shoot,'” Chappelle-Nadal said, a reference to Trayvon Martin, a black 17-year-old who was walking back from a Florida convenience store after buying ice tea and Skittles when he was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012.
Republican said such fears of greater gun violence are misguided.Read more here