The Charleston DPS opposes a reinstatement of the Assault Weapons Ban

     Director Robert Hearnes recently sent letters to both of Missouri's U.S. Senators expressing his opposition to the reinstatement of the ban on "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines. Like many law enforcement professionals, Hearnes feels that the law is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and will do nothing to reduce crime or make our communities safer. The people who obey the law should not be punished for the actions of those who do not.

Anyone wanting more information about assault weapons, or gun control in general, can follow these links:

The Truth About Assault Weapons

Gun Control - Just Facts

National Rifle Association Institute for Legal Action

Gun Facts

Guns and Self Defense

ABC's Newshow 20/20 on Myths of Gun Control

PoliceOne Survey on Gun Control


Copies of the letters written can be found below:

Senator Blunt                         Senator McCaskill


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