- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- Settlement reached in accidental shooting case at Kelly High (2/15/17)10
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Jackson board votes to demolish high school building if bond issue passes (2/15/17)24
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)4
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Ray's of Kelso to close, then reopen under new ownership (2/16/17)6
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.