Does CCW affect the primary election process or vice versa?

Note: Western Missouri Shooters Alliance does not endorse political parties. The article below is posted for discussion how CCW and the 2nd Amendment can and does influence the election process.


Was gun control rhetoric a deciding factor in Iowa as CCW stats climb?

Republican Ted Cruz hasn't made a big deal out of his support for gun rights and he won in Iowa. Hillary Clinton made gun control a big issue, and she had to win on a coin toss.

Republican Ted Cruz hasn’t made a big deal out of his support for gun rights and he won in Iowa. Hillary Clinton made gun control a big issue, and she had to win on a coin toss. Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

While Hillary Clinton made gun control an issue in Iowa, Republican winner Ted Cruz didn’t, and now on the morning after, could it be that her rhetoric influenced the razor-thin Democratic outcome, coincidentally on the same day that a prominent gun rights group pointed to the public’s increasing reliance on the Second Amendment?

The staunchly pro-gun Cruz hasn’t made a big deal out of defending the Second Amendment, and his win came with a record Republican turnout in Iowa. Clinton has been obsessive about gun control, and her coin-toss “victory” suggests that the rhetoric may not have fired up Democrats as she apparently hoped. Clinton has been a public figure for more than two decades. Six months ago, relatively few people had heard of aging Bernie Sanders. (Continued here.)

The Iowa caucus results are now being closely examined by both parties and uncountable pundits. Each will have an agenda and will product reports using Iowa to support those agendas.

However, we must not forget nor overlook this simple fact: whenever a politico mentions gun control in ANY context, the number of weapon sales and CCW permits skyrocket. It’s a fact that our opposition refuses to acknowledge.

Read the entire article above and form your own opinion.


We have a Winnah!

The winner of the AR15 is Howard C. He purchased his ticket at the KC Gun Show just before Christmas. He received his ‘Christmas’ present this week from our Corporate and Recording Secretaries.

WMSA AR-15 Rifle Raffle Winner 1 28 16 V1

From L to R, Curt C., Recording Secretary, Mr. Howard C., the winner of the AR M4 clone rifle, and our Corporate Secretary, Dick H.

The purpose of these raffles are two-fold, first to produce income that allows us to finance our monthly newsletter and keep our yearly dues low, and second, to add new WMSA members. Last year we gave a raffle ticket to everyone who bought a ticket and brought a new WMSA member.

In 2016, we will raffle another rifle, a semi-automatic Century Arms AK-47 and a ‘spam’ can of ammo.  We’ll post a photo of the rifle and accessories as soon as we make some appropriate photos.


Bills filed for the Missouri 2016 legislative session

The list below is taken from the January 2016 issue of WMSA’s newsletter, The Bullet. The list is divided into two categories, the Good, and the Bad. The Bad were filed by the usual covey of democrat socialists.


2016 Legislation as of December 29, 2015.

The Bad:

HB1397. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Establishes guidelines a person must follow to purchase a firearm in the state of Missouri (LR# 4538H.01)

     The bill requires a firearm purchaser to undergo a background check, sign consent forms, receive parental consent, and be provided with specified information mandated by the state including physician information on the risks of firearm misuse and videos and pictures depicting firearm injuries and victims prior to the purchase.

     After a firearm purchase he or she must meet with specified individuals who have been a victim or associated with a victim of violence.

     The firearm dealer shall provide the purchaser with specified information including alternatives to purchasing a firearm which includes materials regarding peaceful and nonviolent conflict.

HB1502. Rochelle Walton-Gray (D-St Louis); Modifies provisions allowing law enforcement officers to use deadly force in certain circumstances and establishes a task force on the use of force (LR#4396H.01)

HB1535. Joe Adams (D-University City); Changes the laws concerning the use of force by law enforcement officers. (LR#4094H.01)

HB1536. Joe Adams (D-University City); Creates a Citizen Review Board in the Department of Public Safety to investigate civilian deaths resulting from an officer-involved shooting (LR#4105H.01)

HB1560. Gail McCann Beatty (D-Kansas City); Specifies that if charges are filed against a law enforcement officer based on an officer involved shooting, the judge must appoint a special prosecutor. (LR#4087H.01)

HB1595. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Establishes gun violence restraining orders and gun violence seizure warrants, and prohibits certain persons involved in domestic violence for possessing a firearm. (LR#44041H.01)

HB1596. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearm dealer (LR#4032H.01)

HB1597. Stacey Newman (D-Clayton); Creates the offense of making a threat to the security of a building or a public school (LR#4244H.01)

HB1772. Shamed Dogan (D-Ballwin); Establishes the forfeiture process and Private Property Protection Act. (LR#5043H.01)

HB1825. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton); Establishes the offense of unlawful discharge of a firearm across a property line. (LR#5283H.01)

SB691. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis); Requires the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.

SB726. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis); Modifies the statute specifying when police officers are justified in using deadly force.

SB739. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis); Creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal firearms possession, negligent storage of a firearm, and failure of notifying a school of firearm ownership.

SB740. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis); Creates the crimes of failing to stop illegal weapons possession, negligent storage of a weapon, and failure of notifying a school of weapon ownership.

SB741. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-St. Louis); Creates a cause of action for persons who have been deprived of certain rights and modifies the statute specifying when police officers are justified in using force.

The Good:

HB1468. Eric Burlison (R-Springfield); Allows any person to carry a concealed firearm anywhere that isn’t expressly prohibited by law. (LR#4577H.01)

HB1578. Galen Higdon (R-St. Joseph); Allows members of the National Guard to carry concealed weapons at any time. (LR#4120H.01)

HB1586. Justin Hill (R-Lake St. Louis); Specifies lawful owners of firearms may transport or store firearms in locked, privately owned motor vechiles. (LR#4199H.01)

HB1744. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville); Changes provisions relating to the use of force when defending persons (LR#4667H.01)

     This bill specifies that a person does not have a duty to retreat from any location where they have a right to be present. (This is the Stand Your Ground bill that is one of the WMSA legislative priorities for 2016.)

HB1746. Rick Brattin (R-Harrisonville); Authorizes a tax exemption for firearms and ammunition. (LR#4643H.01)

HB1765. Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peters); Exempts firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition up to $1500 from attachment and execution. (LR#5163H.01)

HB1899. Jaren Taylor (R-Nixa); Removes the current ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions. (LR#5391H.01)

HB1901. Jaren Taylor (R-Nixa); Authorizes a tax holiday for a new firearm purchase on the Saturday following July Foutth. (LR#5490H.01)

HB1910. Mike Kelley (R-Lamar); Removes the ban on carrying concealed firearma in higher education institutions, but allows institutions to ban concealed firearms under certain conditions. (LR#5410H.01)

SB589. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield); Removes the ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions.

SB731. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown); Removes the ban on carrying concealed firearms in higher education institutions but allows institutions to ban concealed firearms under certain conditions.

SB661. Bob Dixon (R-Springfield); Modifies a provision when law enforcement officers are justified in using deadly force.

SB656. Brian Munzlinger (R-Williamstown); Specifies that no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permit applications and allows military members extra time to renew their permits.

SB782. Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis); Allows the carrying of conceal firearms on public transportation systems and the transporting of nonfunctional or unloaded firearms on public buses.

The Questionable: (needs more study.)

HB1764. Robert Cornejo (R-St. Peters); Requires a church or other place of worship to provide explicit notice that firearms are not allow on the property. (LR#4845H.01)  Note: currently, firearms are banned unless allowed by the church leadership. This bill would allow concealed carry in a church unless specifically banned.)

HB1819. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton); Modifies provisions relating to the use of force and modifies provisions relating to firearms. (LR#5267H.01)

HB1828. Joe Don McGaugh (R-Carrollton); Allows certain persons who have lost the right to possess firearms to have their rights restored under certain circumstances. (LR#5274H.01)

These are the bills that were prefiled before the start of the legislative session.




Next WMSA General Meeting

A reminder…the AR15 rifle will be raffled off at this meeting. If you want to buy a ticket see or call Bob Hanson. Each ticket is $10.

General Membership Meeting
is normally the 4th Tuesday of every odd-numbered month

Door prizes and drawings every meeting.


Bass Pro Stop Conservation Conference Room, Lower Level

18001 Bass Pro Drive
Independence, MO 64055

Regular WMSA general membership meetings

Fourth Tuesday of each odd numbered month


January 2016 meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:00PM

Bass Pro Shop, I-70 and I-470

Independence, MO


Note: we have secured the Bass Pro Shop meeting location for all of 2016.


Two Gun bills pre-filed for the next Missouri Legislative session

Cornejo files legislation expanding gun accessibility

Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Robert Cornejo, R-St. Peters, pre-filed two pieces of legislation that will expand gun rights across the state.

HB 1764 and HB 1765 are designed by Cornejo to, in his view, uphold the second amendment. HB 1765 would exempt firearms, their accessories and up to $1,500 worth of ammunition from seizure by creditors should the owners of the weapons and ammo fall into debt.

HB 1764, however, would be a larger change by altering Missouri’s concealed carry law. Currently, there are a handful of locations concealed carry licensed gun owners cannot take their weapons (unless allowed by the owners of such establishments), including schools, correctional institutes, bars, casinos, child care facilities, hospitals and large sports arenas.

Read the entire column here.