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MO bill would require parents to report gun ownership to schools

GOPUSA

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.”

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