- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
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.