The Torch – (Originally Posted 12.09.13): A pre-filed bill in the Missouri Senate would require parents of a public school student to report to the school if they own a gun.
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal filed SB 549, which reads:
This act requires a parent or guardian to notify a school district, or the governing body of a private or charter school, that he or she owns a weapon within 30 days of enrolling the child in school or becoming the owner of a weapon. The written notification only needs to include the names of the parent and any child attending the school and the fact that the parent owns a weapon.
The good news is, if you have several children attending the same school, you only have to notify the school once. So there’s that.
This isn’t the first time Senator Chappell-Nadal showed complete disregard for the privacy of Missourians. The bill is exactly like SB 124 from the 2013 General Assembly.
It went no where.
(But you can bet that it will rear its ugly head again!).