Next WMSA General Meeting, Tuesday, July 26, 2016

We have a guest speaker for our next meeting—retiring Missouri Sheriff Dwight Diehl of Cass County.  Sheriff Diehl has been a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment and a strong supporter of Gun Rights for Missouri citizens.

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


July 2016 meeting

Tuesday, July 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.


Nixon vetoed SB656, now what?

Nixon has vetoed the Omnibus Firearms bill, SB656. That bill contained numerous improvements to Missouri law for firearm owners and for concealed, and unconcealed, carriers. The bill was passed last Spring with a veto proof majority in both Houses of the Legislature. Many of our members in the Legislature have vowed to repeat their vote in September to override Nixon’s veto.

What we must do now and through the vote in September is to call, write, and email all our Representatives and Representatives and urge them to vote of override SB656’s veto. We must be polite but firm. No threats but a gentle reminder that gunowners helped put them in office and the General election is coming in November.

Nixon’s excuse for his veto was one item, Missouri’s version of Constitutional Carry. It was the old “Blood in the Streets!” theme that has NEVER come true anywhere in the US. Well, perhaps only in those liberal enclaves like Chicago.

Please read Kevin Jamison’s comment below and follow his lead.

Governor Nixon has vetoed SB656.  He claims that it would allow persons to conceal weapons if a background check found a felony conviction (he’s talking about an SIS, a Suspended Imposition of Sentence,) or if the sheriff thought them a danger to the community.  The veto session is important.  We have to get those cards and letters going.

Kevin L. Jamison, President, WMSA



Nixon vetos SB656

As expected, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed SB656 at the last minute.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoes bill allowing concealed carry without training

Nixon, a Democrat, said the legislation would “make Missouri less safe”

The bill also contains a provision creating a “stand your ground” law

Both the House and Senate passed the legislation with enough votes to override Nixon’s veto


All four democrat gun control bills fail in the U.S. Senate.

From FOX News…

All Four Gun Control Proposals Fail to Clear Senate Hurdle

UPDATE 7:22p

Four gun control measures in the Senate were defeated Monday evening in the first proposed legislation in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.

Two Democratic and two Republican proposals were up for consideration, which focused primarily on changes to the background check system.

“It’s hard to believe, but still true, that our Republican colleagues voted to allow suspected terrorists to buy guns,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, in a statement after the votes. “We will keep pushing until they see the light.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Orlando attack shows the best way to prevent attacks by extremists is to defeat such groups overseas.

Read the entire column here.

Let’s not forget that TWO of these gun control bills were from ‘Pubs—Senators Cornyn and Grassley.


From the Bates County Sheriff’s Office

In the wake of continued attacks against Americans on American soil. The Bates County Sheriff is waiving the cost of the CCW Permits for the rest of June. The Bates County Sheriff’s Office will hold another CCW Class on July 9th with those attendees also receiving their 5 year permits at no cost along with the free class taught by Bates County Sheriff’s Office. This is for Bates County Residents only.

“I feel that I have a Duty to Protect the Citizens while here in Bates County and allow them to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones while they are away,” Says Sheriff Anderson. “I will continue to pray for peace for our country and the world. But I will not put blinders on and act like this can not happen here or to people we know and love. I want to say a Big Thank You to the Law Enforcement and First Responders Community for what you are willing to sacrifice for our nation at home. While this will be debated on so many different levels please remember that your local first responders are the ones that will be there ready at a moments notice to handle any of these threats.”

To sign up please call the Sheriff’s Office between 9 and 4 Monday thru Friday. Class size is 30 if class is full then we may put you on a waiting list for another class.

(Shared from the Bates County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.)