Missouri Democrats propose ban and confiscation of so-called assault weapons
3 months ago
St. Louis lawmakers want gun owners to surrender or destroy their assault weapons within 90 days
Missouri's gun-friendly culture isn't stopping some House Democrats from trying to purge assault weapons from the state.
Legislation backed by several St. Louis area lawmakers would require gun owners to surrender or destroy their assault weapons within 90 days of the measure's passage. The proposed ban would include semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and semi-automatic pistols with the capacity to shoot more than ten rounds of ammunition before reloading.
Any ammunition feeding device that can hold more than ten rounds would also be prohibited. Under the bill, gun owners could choose to send their weapon to another state if they didn't want to destroy them.
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