Reminder: WMSA May General Meeting is Tuesday, May24, 2016

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


May 2016 meeting

Tuesday, May 24, 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.


Heller strikes again! DC restriction on carry knocked down

A show-cause provision in DC’s carry law was knocked down by a Federal Judge who said it violated the Heller decision.

Federal judge blocks ‘good reason’ requirement of D.C carry law

A federal judge today ruled that the requirement to show a “good reason” to obtain a carry permit in Washington, D.C. “likely places an unconstitutional burden” on the right to carry firearms for self-defense outside the home, and ordered the District’s police department to stop requiring applicants to provide that information, according to the Washington Times and other publications.

Update! Status Report: MO SB656

From one of our MSSA members…

Passed in the House, 114-36 and in the Senate 24-8! On to Nixon’s desk.
Emergency clause approved for the military CC permit renewal issue.

SB 656 is on the Senate floor now. Listen live: mms://

SB656 has been, with the inclusion of a number of 2A/self-defense House bills, made into an Omnibus bill.  The original SB656 was passed in the Senate and sent to the House. The House consolidated a number of 2nd Amendment/self-defense bills and merged them into SB656. SB656 has been sent back to the Senate for confirmation of the additions/amendments.  We have a week left in this legislative session. Please urge your state Senators to pass the SB656 Omnibus bill.

SB 656 omnibus includes:

  • Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/ Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibited
  • Allow full-time employees of public higher-ed institutions to concealed carry a firearm on campus with a valid handgun carry permit
  • Expand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground laws (Similar to SB 663)
  • Expand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and property
  • Specify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permits and allows military members extra time to renew their permits
  • Implement 10, 20 and 50 year options for non-reciprocity issued permits
  • Allow components of firearm training for RTC permits to be online 
  • Allow the legal carry of a firearm for self-defense on public transportation
  • Establishes punitive measures and civil liability for persons responsible for the knowing and illegal dissemination of permit holder information 

The Senate the bill was amended in a House Committee and expanded to forty-one pages. It now awaits confirmation by the Senate.  Again, please contact your state Senator and urge them to quickly confirm this bill and sent it to Governor Jay Nixon. We only have a week left in this legislative session and time is running out.


Update! HB1744 (Stand Your Ground) passes in the MO House

I’ve been admonished for not providing Senator Muntzlinger’s contact info.  I’ve discovered his office number on his website is incorrect.

201 W Capitol Ave., Rm. 319
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
(573) 751-7985
FAX: (573) 522-3722

I was just notified that House Bill 1744 has been passed in the House and sent to the Senate. In the Senate, HB1744 has been included in two bills, SB663 and SB656 sponsored by Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18). SB663 is having a tough fight in the Senate. By including HB1744 into SB656, we have a second route to passage.

Everyone is urged to call, write, email Senator Munzlinger to plea for him keep our Stand Your Ground bill in his Senate bill.


Stand Your Ground bill presented before the MO Senate

The senate version of our Stand Your Ground bill is presented to Missouri’s Senate.

Missouri: Urgent – Stand Your Ground Amendment to be Considered by Senate

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, NRA-ILA

Today, Missouri State Senator Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) amended Senate Bill 663 with critical self-defense language, known as Stand Your Ground.  Senate Bill 663 and this pro-gun amendment by Senator Schaefer could be considered as early as tomorrow for final Senate passage before it goes to the Missouri House and it is important that your state Senator hear from you TODAY.  Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to SUPPORT SB 663 when it comes up for a vote.

This amendment would expand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground laws and provide that a person does not have a duty to retreat from any place that such person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity has a right to be.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and politely urge them to SUPPORT SB 663 when it comes up for a vote.