- Police: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot after standoff in south Cape (1/14/18)3
- Here's what's being built next to Chick-fil-A in Cape (1/18/18)1
- Cape lands new summer-league baseball team; Capaha Field to see major upgrades (1/20/18)8
- Man sentenced to life for killing mother, burning her body; mouth taped shut at hearing (1/20/18)
- Author of Waller's manuscript rewarded for helping feds (1/13/18)
- Young author gave up TV at age 7 to pursue writing, and has recently finished his third novel (1/20/18)
- Redhawk Food Pantry helping Southeast students, employees who need assistance with food, supplies (1/19/18)2
- Cinderella shines in debut at Bedell (1/20/18)
- 3 mayor candidates in Scott City; former mayor Porch files for council seat (1/18/18)
- Chronic wasting disease found in 2 Southeast Missouri deer; whether disease transferable to humans unknown (1/18/18)
Senate must act to fix gun law
To the editor:
After briefly displaying some leadership by passing a license-to-carry gun law in 2003, the Republican-controlled Missouri Senate is wimping out by refusing to pass simple corrective language to bring that law into compliance with the state constitution. While 114 sheriffs hang vulnerable to lawsuits between conflicting requirements of the law, state Sen. Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau says there is no pressing need to resolve it this year. There may not be a resolution to correct the problem if we continue to elect invertebrates to office. I hope the state legislators can do their duty to the state's law enforcement and spend the few moments needed to pass the language tweak, thereby taking the sheriffs off the hook.
CHRISTOPHER A. MEISSEN
West Plains, Mo.