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State House News Service: Mass. Police Chiefs Association Backs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Bill
The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association is urging lawmakers to pass a so-called “red flag” bill aimed at reducing gun violence, describing it as another tool for public safety and a way of closing “dangerous loopholes.” …The bill, pending before the House Ways and Means Committee, would allow a family member, roommate or law enforcement official to petition the court to bar someone from owning a firearm if their gun ownership presents a “significant danger of causing personal injury to self or others.” (Lannan, 5/1)
Kansas City Star: Missouri House Votes To Legalize Medical Marijuana
The Missouri House of Representatives voted 112-44 Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana for people with several health conditions, sending the measure to the Missouri Senate. If enacted, House Bill 1554 would allow people with terminal illnesses verified by doctors to request a registration card from the state that would allow them to possess and use smokeless marijuana. (Marso, 5/1)
St. Louis Public Radio: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Missouri House
Legislation that would legalize marijuana for medical use in Missouri passed the state House on Tuesday. The bill