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(Jefferson City) – Missouri District 14 Representative Robert Ross has filed legislation that would prohibit Missouri agencies and departments from constructing or sharing records that would enable the federal government to develop a database of the number of firearms, ammunition or firearms accessories possessed by an individual.

House Bill 818 was filed Thursday, March 7.

Ross said his goal with the bill is to protect the privacy and personal information of law-abiding Missourians who own firearms, adding that recent talk from the White House in regard to the creation of an enhanced gun registration system has many of his constituents worried that their privacy will be invaded. Ross said his legislation makes it clear that Missouri will not comply with the president’s mandate that state and local agencies share their data with the federal database.

HB 818 has been referred to Downsizing State Government Committee for hearing.

View our original report on the databases here.

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