The debate around the privacy of gun owners has dominated the legislature this session, with Republican lawmakers' persistent outcry regarding record-keeping in the state. The worry is that the Missouri license bureau, under the direction of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, could be collecting and st ... More >>
Governor Jay Nixon is facing another subpoena in a court battle.
Earlier this month, we reported on the twist in a long drawn-out murder trial, in which the defense wanted Nixon to testify about a 1990 killing. (A judge has since refused to order him to testify).
Now, it looks like the Missouri ... More >>
This is a new one.
Missouri lawmakers concerned that the government is violating the privacy of concealed-carry permit holders have come up with a unique way to express their frustration: a budget proposal that entirely defunds the state's license division.
The State Senate yesterday passed a bu ... More >>
The number of people seeking concealed-carry permits has jumped in St. Louis county -- by a lot.
In St. Louis and across Missouri there's been a lot of talk about concealed-carry permit holders in recent weeks. Statewide, a debate has erupted about the privacy of concealed-carry applicants, and in ... More >>
The outrage from Missouri Republicans around alleged violations of gun owner privacy has apparently had an impact on the state's top officials.
Yesterday, Department of Revenue Director Brian Long resigned amid accusations that his agency has maintained personal records of concealed-carry permit a ... More >>
Donald Crangle, a 52-year-old gun instructor in St. Louis County, is accused of conducting inadequate concealed-carry training classes and falsifying documents in the process. His arrest has raised questions about what to do with thousands of gun owners who got certificates through his allegedly sho ... More >>
Missouri Republicans are pushing forward with a privacy bill to block the state from maintaining personal records -- and in the process have introduced an amendment that supporters say will make it easier to get concealed-carry permits.
That proposal from State Senator Ed Emery would eliminate the ... More >>
Eric Griffin, a Stoddard County resident, applied to get a concealed-carry permit in Missouri because he didn't want to miss the opportunity.
"His initial motivation...was fear that he wouldn't be able to get one in the future," his attorney Russell Oliver tells Daily RFT. "He's not a big gun nut. ... More >>
That's right. Open the floodgates.Here's what happened between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in and around St. Louis last night.
A three-year-old girl in south city found a gun belonging to her dad's girlfriend and accidentally shot herself in the head while playing with the weapon. She's dead. A twelve-ye ... More >>
Daryl Hall: Died from apparent "friendly" fire. So, it turns out that the off-duty St. Louis police officer killed in April outside a downtown bar was likely shot to death by the nightclub's bouncer in a case of mistaken identity. Officer Daryl Hall died April 24 from bullet wounds to the neck an ... More >>
In what's becoming something of a disturbing trend in Missouri, a man in the southwestern part of the state accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday during a program on gun safety. The incident occurred outside of the town of Vanzant, where 63-year-old Glenn Seymour was taking a class to rec ... More >>
St. Louis Metropolitan Police DepartmentLaurence MaroneyUpdated 3:28 p.m. with mugshotUpdated 10:34 a.m. with information from St. Louis policeThe St. Louis Police Department says that last night's incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. following the Rick Ross concert at the Chaifetz Arena. Police s ... More >>
David Ray FugateDavid Ray Fugate delivered some Jefferson County justice on his daughter's boyfriend Sunday, shooting the man dead after being informed he allegedly assaulted the girl. The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. yesterday in House Springs. The Jefferson County sheriff's department s ... More >>
While many people in these parts are still trying to make sense of the tragic shooting that happened yesterday at a church in Maryville, media around the world already have begun to play up the most sensational element of the story: that the Rev. Fred Winter, who was killed in the incident, used a B ... More >>
It's been a rough year for Milton "Skip" Ohlsen III. A year ago I wrote how the Democratic operative and owner of St. Louis political consulting firm Global Management Solutions had gotten into hot water with his creditors. At the time, Ohlsen was masquerading as an ultimate-fighting promoter with a ... More >>
As gun makers stockpile money for a PR and marketing battle to convince still more citizens to take up arms, besieged cities such as St. Louis aren't taking it lying down. They're returning fire with lawsuits.