SB 1026 Creates requirements relating to the purchasing of firearms
Sponsor: Nasheed Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 6587S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 3/1/2018 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee Journal Page: S467
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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SB 1026 - This act establishes procedures and requirements for the purchase of firearms.

No firearms shall be purchased without the informed consent of the purchaser who shall be of sound mental state. A purchaser's decision to purchase a firearm shall not be considered, unless the purchaser has been provided information regarding the dangers and potential effects of firearms 72 hours in advance of the purchase.

Information regarding the dangers of firearms shall include: the immediate and long-term medical risks associated with the use of firearms, the anatomical and physiological characteristics of those harmed by firearms at the time of their usage, victim impact statements, color photographs of persons harmed by firearms, and shall include prominently the statement that "The life of each human being matters. Firearms may terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being."

A seller of firearms is to present all information to a purchaser in a private setting. The seller shall include information on the geographical locations where firearms have contributed to loss of life or any harm to any person. Should a purchaser be unable to read materials provided or need an interpreter, the materials shall be read and/or interpreted to the purchaser. Should a purchaser have any questions relating to any of the information in the materials, answers shall be provided in a language the purchaser can understand.

No firearm shall be purchased without the purchaser completing a checklist certifying that all of the information required under this act has been provided to them 72 hours prior to their final purchase and that they are purchasing a firearm freely, voluntarily, and of an informed and sound mental state. No seller shall sell a firearm until they have received such checklist and the seller shall maintain a copy of such checklist for their records.

A purchaser must undergo a background check by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and may not have been deemed mentally incompetent at the time of purchase or for ten years prior to application, or have been committed to a Missouri mental health facility or a similar institution located in another state.

Any seller who violates any provision of this act is guilty of a Class D felony.