Today, November 27, at 6:00 p.m. CST, the St. Louis County Council will decide whether to pass County Bill 279, an ordinance that would limit your inherent right to self-defense. While the most of this ordinance focuses on anti-discrimination policy, there are several anti-Second Amendment provisions.
You can review a copy of this proposed ordinance here. (Page 9, Sections 11-14)
Sections 11-14 would prohibit discharge of a firearm in any vehicle, boat or building in St. Louis County. As you can see, this would greatly hinder your right to self-defense. Not only is this a blatant disregard for your right to defend yourself, but this ordinance violates state law by prohibiting you from carrying a firearm for self-defense in certain locations outlined in Section 13.
Please attend tonight’s County Council meeting and voice your opposition to the anti-Second Amendment provisions in County Bill 279. This meeting will be held tonight, November 27, at 6:00 p.m., at the St. Louis County Council Chamber, Administration Building, 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton, Missouri 63105. Also ask your family and friends in St. Louis County to join you in contacting members of the St. Louis County Council and respectfully urging them to vote “NO” on County Bill 279. Contact information for the St. Louis County Council is provided below:
Charlie A. Dooley – County Executive
Hazel Erby – District 1
Kathleen Kelly Burkett – District 2
Colleen Wasinger – District 3
Michael O’Mara – District 4
Pat Dolan – District 5
Steve Stenger – District 6
Greg Quinn – District 7