Last month, we reported that U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, voted against a federal background checks proposal -- with a statement saying, "We must do everything we can to prevent tragedies like those that took place in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson."
Now, a national advocacy group pus ... More >>
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, yesterday voted against a proposal to expand gun background checks in the country.
Then he fired off this statement, that said, in part: "We must do everything we can to prevent tragedies like those that took place in Newtown, Aurora, or Tucson..."
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In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing this week, officials across the country have labeled the attack an act of terrorism, even at this early stage in the investigation, in which little is publicly known about potential suspects.
But U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, ra ... 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 Missouri legislature is full of pro-gun, anti-gun control, keep-your-hands-off-my-guns GOP proposals this season -- everything from a bill to stop Obama to legislation criminalizing lawmakers who even suggest gun control. In this climate, Democrats' gun bills are getting nowhere.
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Missouri made headlines last month when Colonel Tim Fitch of the St. Louis County Police Department proposed arming local school officials in the wake of the devastating elementary school shooting in Connecticut. But State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat who represents University City, is ... More >>
Questioned about gun control this weekend, Republican Senator Roy Blunt said that there have been "bans on things" for a long time in this country that don't "make any difference at all" -- but he's not entirely opposed to better background check systems for gun sales.
In an interview with Fox New ... More >>
So this is spooky -- and very sad. The spooky part is this: Derek Ficik, a 26-year-old from Maryland Heights, has been charged with making a terrorist threat of a particular kind. On Sunday, cops say, he called pastor Marc Simka of Matthias' Lot Church in St. Charles and -- over the course of ... More >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
In reaction to the Newtown massacre, Colonel Tim Fitch of the St. Louis County Police Department has proposed arming local school officials. He's concerned about that critical window between the moment a homicidal maniac enters a school and the moment the police finally arrive. A lot of carnage can ... More >>
Update: Sarah Kendzior and Liza Long release a joint statement, via Kendzior's website.
Yesterday, a personal essay entitled "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" lit the internet on fire. It was published on the website Gawker, but it originally appeared Friday as an entry on a so-called "mommyblog" called T ... More >>
Some you readers are gun-rights absolutists. We know this from the comments you leave on our blog posts. Thus you may be interested to know that on Friday, just hours after a deranged young man shot and killed 27 people (including 20 children) in a Connecticut school, Riverfront Times' founde ... More >>
In reaction to the Newtown school massacre, the St. Louis County Police Department is beefing up security at area schools. Chief Tim Fitch tweeted it on Friday: St. Louis County officers will provide extra patrols at elementary schools until further notice. We hope our presence will calm fears.-- Ch ... More >>
Sorry to post this so late; today's MJ memorial sort of dominated things. Anyway, if you're heading out to Pop's to catch Australian pop starlets the Veronicas, be sure to get there early and see THEART. Formerly known as the Follow, the act takes after Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Warlocks, ear ... More >>