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Biden’s new gun laws send gun sales soaring in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

While many Missourians are not happy with President Joe Biden's gun control measures and are pushing back, there are some people who believe gun safety comes first before anything.

After recent mass shootings, Biden announced his first gun control measures since taking office. He announced a half-dozen executive actions aimed at controlling gun violence in America.

His announcement included moves to tighten the regulations on homemade guns - also know as ghost guns, and provide resources for gun-violence prevention.

After a Missouri state senate committee advanced a gun rights expansion bill, Missouri is one step closer to declaring federal firearms laws invalid.

The plan is to ban state and local law enforcement from enforcing federal gun laws.

The bill, known as the Second Amendment Preservation Act, and House Bill 85 is on its way to the senate floor for debate.

The bill would allow concealed-carry permit holders to bring guns on public transportation, and keep federal authorities from taking away law-abiding citizens' second amendment rights.

State Representative Chuck Basye, said this bill is a way for the liberals to attack law-abiding gun owners and strip them of their second amendment rights.

"Over and over again progressives, the liberals, the left in this country have been trying to attack law-abiding gun owners. This is not going to do anything to solve any crime problem we have in this country, all it's going to do is create additional problems for people like myself," Basye said.

There has been push back from law enforcement regarding the bill who feel like if the bill is passed into law it would make it harder for them to do their job.

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Leila Mitchell

Leila is a Penn State graduate who started with KMIZ in March 2021. She studied journalism and criminal justice in college.

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  1. “There has been push back from law enforcement regarding the bill who feel like if the bill is passed into law it would make it harder for them to do their job.”
    And far more dangerous. If they are in the process of confiscating “illegal” weapons, then they know the party they are attacking is armed. Guess what the common criminal fears more than the police or a big dog. The armed citizen.
    In the early 1900s anyone could mail order a Thompson submachine gun and all the magazines and ammo they could afford. The streets were not flowing red with blood. Guns aren’t the problem.
    Disarming the population is the common practice of every tyrant. As Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, etc. correctly surmised, its much easier to load people on trains if they aren’t armed.

  2. No-one is taking your guns, if you kids actually cared about the constitution as much as you virtue signal support for the 2nd ammendment then you should have been really outraged at Trump and the Jan 6th attack on the capitol.

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