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As a citizen of the state of Missouri, I would like to register my disappointment with the Missouri General Assembly for ignoring the will of its constituents on the legalization of the carrying of concealed weapons in our state. In addition, the legislature established a law which allows virtually limitless access to weapons and concealed weapons. The law enacted has no enforcement mechanism other than a small fine for what are potentially deadly violations. Because of this action, we do not sleep safe at night and do not send our children to school with confidence they will return safely. Through this action, the legislature has chosen the path of violence and teaches our children that conflict can only be solved with force and not words because of this legislation we take one step closer to a world of violence. As a voting and contributing member to our state community, I wish to register my lack of confidence in any legislature that ignores the will of the people for the will of a special interest group. We, the undersigned, ask that steps be taken immediately to undo and correct this injustice.


Missourians Against Handgun Violence (MAHV) is a non-profit organization that is base in St. Louis with a mission to reduce gun violence by mobilizing the citizens of Missouri against the proliferation and abuse of firerms. For more information on Missourians Against Handgun Violence, please visit the MAHV website at http://www.mahv.org.


For a full copy of the bill text, please click on the following link: http://www.house.mo.gov/bills03/bills/HB349.HTM For the latest information regarding Judge Ohmer\'s decision on the concealed weapons bill, please view the following link: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/A591F93F13862EFD86256DD8001916A6OpenDocument&Headline=Judge+permanently+blocks+Missouri\'s+concealed+guns+law&highlight=2%2Cconcealed%2Cweapons
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