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KS and MO Lawmakers Offer Similar Gun Violence Bills

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Lawmakers from both Kansas and Missouri are proposing bills aimed at preventing some gun violence. The plans would allow court orders to temporarily seize firearms if a person is a danger to themselves or others.

Kansas Republican state Representative Barbara Bollier (bowl- YAY) says a victim of domestic violence, for example, could pursue an order to have firearms in the home temporarily seized.

Bollier says she supports gun ownership rights.


“Common sense tells you that in certain situations it is appropriate to remove access to a weapon temporarily and hopefully remove that crisis time when a weapon might be used,” says Bollier.
 
Bollier and Missouri Democratic state Representative Stacey Newman unveiled the proposals today (FRI) at an event in Kansas City.

The president of the Kansas State Rifle Association, Patricia Stoneking, says she will wait to see the legislation before commenting.

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Kansas and Missouri lawmakers are offering legislation they hope can curb some gun violence. The plans would allow court orders to temporarily seize firearms if a person is a danger to themselves or others.

Kansas Republican state Representative Barbara Bollier (bowl- YAY) says the action could be used, for example, by a parent who knew their son was suffering depression and had access to a gun. Bollier hopes temporarily removing firearms could prevent some injuries or deaths.


“The constitutional right to have a gun will always exist and I support that. But we also know there’s common sense about when guns should and shouldn’t be used,” says Bollier.

Bollier and Missouri Democratic state Representative Stacey Newman unveiled the proposals today (FRI) at an event in Kansas City.

The president of the Kansas State Rifle Association, Patricia Stoneking, says she will wait to see the legislation before commenting.

 

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