Pre-filed December 1, 2000, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.

TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.



To amend chapter 571, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to firearms and other weapons.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

Section A.  Chapter 571, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 571.227, to read as follows:

571.227.  1.  It shall be unlawful for manufacturers of concealable firearms, as defined in section 571.010, or of assault weapons, as defined in subsection 2 of this section, to distribute any concealable firearm or assault weapon in this state unless such firearm is equipped with a reusable child safety lock, firearm lock or firearm locking device, gun lock or gun locking device appropriate for such firearm, which lock or device shall be constructed of material sufficiently strong to prevent it from being easily disabled and have a locking mechanism accessible by key or electronic or other mechanical accessory specific to such lock or device to prevent unauthorized removal of the locking device.

2.  As used in this section an assault weapon is:

(1)  Any selective-fire firearm capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user or any of the following specified semiautomatic firearms: Algimec Agmi; Armalite AR-180; Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol; Auto-Ordnance Thompson type; Avtomat Kalashnikov AK-47 type; Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1; Beretta AR-70; Bushmaster Auto Rifle and Auto Pistol; Calico models M-900, M-950 and 100-P; Chartered Industries of Singapore SR-88; Colt AR-15 and Sporter; Daewoo K-1, K-2, Max-1 and Max-2; Encom MK-IV, MP-9 and MP-45; Fabrique Nationale FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FN/FNC; FAMAS MAS 223; Feather AT-9 and Mini-AT; Federal XC-900 and XC-450; Franchi SPAS-12 and LAW-12; Galil AR and ARM; Goncz High-Tech Carbine and High-Tech Long Pistol; Heckler & Koch HK-91, HK-93, HK-94 and SP-89; Holmes MP-83; MAC-10, MAC-11 and MAC-11 Carbine type; Intratec TEC-9 and Scorpion; Iver Johnson Enforcer model 3000; Ruger Mini-14/5F folding stock model only; Scarab Skorpion; SIG 57 AMT and 500 series; Spectre Auto Carbine and Auto Pistol; Springfield Armory BM59, SAR-48 and G-3; Sterling MK-6 and MK-7; Steyr AUG; Street Sweeper and Striker 12 revolving cylinder shotguns; USAS-12; UZI Carbine, Mini-Carbine and Pistol; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson "Linda" Pistol;

(2)  A part or combination of parts designed or intended to convert a firearm into an assault weapon, or any combination of parts from which an assault weapon may be rapidly assembled if those parts are in the possession or under the control of the same person; or

(3)  Any of the following:

(a)  A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:

a.  A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon;

b.  A thumbhole stock;

c.  A folding or telescoping stock;

d.  A grenade launcher or flare launcher;

e.  A flash suppressor;

f.  A forward pistol grip;

(b)  A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds;

(c)  A semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has an overall length of less than thirty inches;

(d)  A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any one of the following:

a.  A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer;

b.  A second handgrip;

c.  A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning his or her hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel;

d.  The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip;

(e)  A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds;

(f)  A semiautomatic shotgun that has both of the following:

a.  A folding or telescoping stock; and

b.  A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon, thumbhole stock, or vertical handgrip;

(g)  A semiautomatic shotgun that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine; or

(h)  Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

3.  "Assault weapon" does not include any antique firearm.

4.  As used in this section, the following terms mean:

(1)  "Capacity to accept more than ten rounds", capable of accommodating more than ten rounds, but shall not be construed to include a feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than ten rounds;

(2)  "Magazine", any ammunition feeding device.

5.  As used in this section the term "assault weapon" does not include any firearm modified to render it permanently inoperable.

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