Any parent who owns a firearm would be required to notify their child’s school in writing under legislation proposed in the Missouri Senate.
The bill, introduced by University City Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, would make it a crime to fail to report gun ownership to a school. It would also criminalize failure to prevent a child from illegally possessing a firearm and the negligent storage of a firearm.
“Since August of last year, there have been more than a dozen incidents involving teenagers and guns in just (my) senate district alone,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “In most cases, the guns have been stolen from an unsecured place in teh home and then used in robberies, car-jackings and even murder.”