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Missouri Interest to Limit Gun Magazine Size is Divided

Date: August 30, 2012
By: Lauren Bale
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
As recent mass shootings across the nation have sparked discussion of gun rights, the debate over the size of gun magazine size continues in Missouri.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Nationally, efforts have been made to restrict the size of gun magazines. In Missouri, residents are divided.

 Learn to Carry founder Tim Oliver says people, not magazine size, are the main problem.

Actuality:  NRA.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "The size of the gun magazine doesn't make any difference whether it's one shot or a hundred shots. It is the intent of the person holding the weapon."

St. Louis Democratic Representative Jamilah Nasheed says Republican control of the House and Senate make any new gun reform laws unlikely.

Actuality:  JAMIHLA.WAV
Run Time:  00:06
Description: "I would really really be elated to see the day where we have tougher gun control and gun regulations in the state of Missouri."

Missouri currently ranks 17th in deadliest gun states and 12th for most permissive gun laws.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Lauren Bale.

Intro: 
In light of recent mass shootings, Missouri representatives debate the issue of gun magazine size restrictions
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Efforts to limit the size of gun magazines have occurred on the national level. In Missouri, representatives are divided. Springfield Republican Representative Eric Burlison says such restrictions would do little to prevent future shootings.

Actuality:  ERIC1.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "The person that's willing to violate the law to walk into a room to kill people, I don't think that they care that there's a law in place saying that the gun magazine, that they can't have a gun magazine more than so many bullets because they can get it."

 

 Missouri currently ranks 17th in deadliest gun states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Lauren Bale

Intro: 
In the wake of national shootings across the nation, Missouri Democrats ask for gun regulations but Republicans stand their ground.
RunTime:  0:45
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: The spike in mass killings over the summer have some Missouri Democratic Representatives interested in limiting the size of gun magazines.

Springfield Republican Representative Eric Burlison says magazine size restrictions would only further violence.

Actuality:  ERIC2.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "Forgive me for not using a better term, but you're really only neutering the law abiding citizens from the people that are intending on doing harm."

St. Louis Democratic Representative Jamilah Nasheed says Republican Representatives make the creation of gun regulations challenging.

Actuality:  WILDWEST.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "If it's up to the Republicans we would be in the wild wild west. They are not for any restrictions of guns."

For now, Missouri will stand by it's current gun laws.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Lauren Bale.

 


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