Words to the wise

WMSA President Kevin Jamison was interviewed by Kansas City TV station, WDAF, a year ago. The interview concerned the use of deadly force that occurred in North Kansas City. The protection of Missouri’s Castle Doctrine doesn’t cover what many people believe says Jamison. It covers only threats against people, not property.

That constraint still holds true with the expanded Castle Doctrine passed last year and took effect in January, 2017. Read and heed. Some Missouri citizens have a mistaken belief what the expanded Castle Doctrine allows.

Lawyer explains arrest of homeowner who shot suspected auto thief


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The homeowner who shot a thief he said was trying to steal his truck from his driveway has been arrested.

Police were called to the home on East 47th Street early Friday morning. Now the man in his 70s is back home, while he waits to see what prosecutors have to say about the shooting.

Missouri Legislators are discussing creating a “Stand Your Ground” law, but right now the state has what’s best known as “castle doctrine”. While it gives you liberty to defend yourself in your home when you feel threatened, attorney Kevin L. Jamison says that doesn’t extend to defending your property.

Jamison wrote the book “Missouri Weapons and Self Defense”. He teaches classes on how to defend yourself, not only from criminals, but from prosecution for the actions you take.

“Giving a warning is always a good idea, because that will usually cause the thief to run away, because they are bullies, not gun fighters.”

It’s still unclear exactly what happened this morning at the home. Police say the homeowner shot a would-be truck thief after a “confrontation.” The suspect ended up driving the truck from the driveway into neighbor Tee Haynes yard, before giving up and being placed under arrest.

But the homeowner was arrested too, much to the surprise of Haynes.

“The Second Amendment is to bear arms and protect your family and protect your property, he did the right thing.”

But Jamison says Missouri’s Castle Doctrine requires the shooter to be defending themselves or someone else from a reasonable fear of unlawful force.

“If the car is just parked someplace, you can’t shoot people for breaking into your car,” Jamison said. “You have to be defending a person, you can not use deadly force to defend property.”


WMSA March General Meeting

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


March 2017 meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00PM

Bass Pro Shop, I-70 and I-470

Lower Level Conservation Room

Independence, MO


Note: we have secured the Bass Pro Shop meeting location for all of 2017.


WMSA Raffle

We’re having a raffle!

This year we’re raffling off an AR-15 Pistol.

We’ve limited the number of raffle tickets to only 500. We will not mail tickets to members to sell. Tickets will be available at all General meetings and at events where WMSA has a table. Additionlly to building our treasury for the coming year, this year’s raffle is aimed towards gaining more WMSA members.

The tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 7 for $50. Only 500 are being printed. If you buy one ticket, you have one chance in five hundred of winning. If you buy two tickets, your chances rise to two chances in five hundred. As an added incentive, bring in a new member at a General Membership Meeting and get a free raffle ticket. Any current member who brings in a new WMSA member gets a free raffle ticket for each new member added to our rolls.

Bring your prospective new member to a General membership meeting and when the new member completes the membership application and pays their dues, you are handed a ticket, no charge! The drawing for the rifle will be at the July 2017 Missouri Valley Arms Collector Show at KCI Expo Center.

Go recruit new members, get a free ticket for every member and exhaust our limited number of tickets.

Tickets can also be obtained via mail by sending a check to the WMSA, P.O. Box 11144, Kansas City, MO 64119.

If you win, what will you get? You get more than just the rifle. The rifle itself is a flat-top M4 clone.



Extar EXP 5.56 Nato Gen 2 AR Pistol

2 extra magazines

Soft case


Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 7 for $50


Here’s your chance for an AR Pistol. Come to our next General meeting and buy your tickets!



Website Update

The Calendar of Events page has been updated with the 2017 Gun Show list. MVACA has not updated their webpage to reflect their schedule.

The RK Shows schedule is only through March 2017 on their website. We’ve been informed that RK Shows will be in KC monthly although their web page does not yet show the dates.

Did you know WMSA has a Facebook page? If you are on Facebook, you can go here and click on the JOIN button.