Board Bill Number 106 | Session 2019-2020

Gun Background Check

Board Bill

An ordinance establishing reporting requirements for dealers selling firearms to report failures of a background check system when a firearm purchase is denied within the limits of the City of St. Louis. In 2018, there were 1,419 aggravated assaults with a firearm in the City of St. Louis. To date, there have been more than 1,700 aggravated assaults with a firearm in the City. The increased use of guns and the flow of illegal guns into the City has negatively impacted the overall safety of the residents. Additionally, the State of Missouri does not require a background check prior to the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed parties. The State also does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license. In Missouri, all firearm transfers by licensed dealers are processed directly through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. If an applicant fails the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, there are no reporting requirements regarding the failed background check. This ordinance creates reporting requirements for those instances.

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Legislative History

Sponsor: Lewis E Reed
Co-Sponsors: Lisa Middlebrook
Tammika Hubbard
Christine Ingrassia
Jack Coatar
Annie Rice
Beth Murphy
Carol Howard
Marlene E Davis
John Collins-Muhammad
Jeffrey L Boyd
Joseph Vaccaro
Shameem C Hubbard
Pam Boyd
Heather Navarro
Committee: Public Safety
Actions: 11/01/2019 Third Reading
10/25/2019 Perfection
10/18/2019 Second Reading
09/13/2019 First Reading

11/01/2019 Final Passage Vote Results

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Effective Date: 11/13/2019
Ordinance #: 71041

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