The St. Louis mayor, also an Everytown for Gun Safety member, calls Senate Bill 656 “embarrassing and dangerous.” Francis Slay opposes the legislation that would legalize “permitless” carry of firearms and laments that “the Missouri Legislature has abandoned this state.”
The NRA, on the other hand, supports the measure while opposing the misleading tactics being used by gun-ban billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s out-of-state gun-control group to scare citizens. “The facts are not on their side, so they must use fear tactics and outlandish claims to further their gun-control agenda,” said NRA spokesman Lars Dalseide.
Case in point: Everytown is running a TV ad in Missouri that is so full of false claims that NRA-ILA was compelled to provide a fact-check of the spot. Despite Bloomberg regime rhetoric to the contrary, “SB 656 will make Missouri safer as every law-abiding gun owner will be free to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense,” assures Dalseide.