Board Bill Number 106 | Session 2019-2020

Gun Background Check


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.



Session: 2019-2020

Sponsor: Lewis E Reed

Ordinance: 71041 effective 11/13/2019

Committee: Public Safety


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 Clark Hubbard, Pam Boyd, Heather Navarro

Legislative History

Legislative activities for this board bill. Learn more about what these activities mean.

  • 09/13/2019

    First Reading

  • 10/18/2019

    Second Reading

  • 10/25/2019


  • 11/01/2019

    Third Reading

11/01/2019 Final Passage Vote Results

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Ordinance Number: 71041

Effective Date: 11/13/2019

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