SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 1482

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SCHIEFFER (Sponsor), GATSCHENBERGER, HOUGHTON, PIERSON, McGEOGHEGAN AND FALLERT (Co-sponsors).

5284L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 571.070, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to unlawful possession of a firearm, with penalty provisions.




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


            Section A. Section 571.070, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 571.070, to read as follows:

            571.070. 1. A person commits the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm if such person knowingly has any firearm in his or her possession and:

            (1) Such person has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which, if committed within this state, would be a felony; or

            (2) Such person is a fugitive from justice, is habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition, or is currently adjudged mentally incompetent.

            2. Unlawful possession of a firearm is a class C felony.

            3. The provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to the possession of an antique firearm.

            4. The provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section shall not apply to the possession of rifles or shotguns by any person who has not been convicted of a violent felony under the laws of this state, or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which, if committed within this state, would be a violent felony. For purposes of this section a "violent felony" is any felony offense which involved the use of a weapon or explosive weapon, or the threat or use of physical force, or arson.