Must Read- April 17, 2013: Missouri Concealed Carry, Gun Control legislation, Republicans try to save Obamacare

CREATED Apr 17, 2013

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Gun Control Bill:
The voting will begin today to expand background checks on gun purchases.

Missouri CCW:
An email from the highway patrol has revealed that the Social Security Administration's request was a joint investigation with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and that the document was on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that wasn't encrypted.

Governor Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that the Department of Revenue will not scan documents of concealed carry permit holders.

A Missouri Senate Bill would keep the Department of Revenue out of the Concealed Carry permit process.  This bill passed Tuesday by a vote of 29-5.  This bill would also officially stop the scanning and retention of documents.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says at a Springfield Chamber of Commerce meeting that the state is not collecting your Concealed Carry information in a "magic database" and giving it to the federal government.

If you would like to contact your elected officials in Missouri regarding this issue, here is their contact information.

Chris Koster:
Missouri Attorney General, Chris Koster (D), is planning his upcoming run for governor and has reported over $400,000 in his campaign account. 

Obamacare:
House Republicans are working on a new bill to make Obamacare's temporary insurance plan stronger.

Movies:
There is a new campaign called "check the box" that will give more description explaining why a movie received it's rating and how is Chris Dodd involved?



Things we didn't get to this morning:

John Kerry:
Here is the fact check to John Kerry's comments that foreign students are scared of coming to the United States because of gun violence.

Arkansas Marijuana:
Arkansas Attorney General, Dustin McDaniel, has again rejected the wording of a proposed initiated act that would legalize medical marijuana.

Immigration:
On Sunday Republican Senator Marco Rubio touted the immigration proposal was not amnesty.  Now President Obama has nothing but great things to say about the Senator's views.

Government shutting off Cell Phones:
Can the government shut off your cell phone service and learn about the two times they have done this very thing.

Education:
One University of Buffalo professor was arrested after an attack on a pro-life student group who displayed graphic images of abortion victims.