How did Your Legislator vote On HB1891?

On May 15th 1998, after years of stonewalling by Governor Carnahan, the Missouri legislature overwhelmingly passed HB1891. Years of veto threats left the legislature with no choice but to take the question straight to Missouri voters, thus denying the Governor the opportunity to veto the matter. This marks the first time in the history of the United States that such a decision has ever been placed before the voters.

Thus was born Proposition B, the product of seven years of debate, refinement and compromise. Input was taken from a bipartisan collection of pro and anti-gun legislators, lobbyists, and public comment. Law enforcement interests, such as the Missouri Sheriffs Association, had a great deal of input on the final form of the bill.

It is safe to say that very few matters have ever been as thoroughly studied and debated by the Missouri legislature as has concealed carry legislation.

The measure was overwhelmingly supported by both parties in both chambers, winning by a landslide. The House passed it 123-33, and the Senate 26 - 8.

Interestingly, not all NO votes should be considered anti-CCW. For more details click here.

If you don't know the name of your legislator, go here to find out which legislators cover your zipcode.

Here's how they voted:

HOUSE, YES:

Akin
Alter
Backer
Barnett
Barry 100
Bennett
Berkstresser
Bland
Bonner
Boucher
Broach
Burton
Champion
Clayton
Cooper
Copeland
Crawford
Crump
Daniels 41
Davis 122
DeMarce
Dolan
Donovan
Elliott
Evans
Farnen
Fitzwater
Foley
Ford
Foster
Franklin
Froelker
Gaskill
Gaston
Gibbons
Graham 106
Graham 24
Gratz
Green
Griesheimer
Gross
Gunn
Hartzler 123
Heckemeyer
Hendrickson
Hickey
Hohulin
Holand
Hollingsworth
Hoppe
Hosmer
Howerton
Johnson
Kasten
Kelley 47
Kelly 27
Kennedy
Kissell
Klindt
Koller
Kreider
Lakin
Leake
Legan
Levin
Liese
Linton
Lograsso
Long
Loudon
Luetkenhaus
Marble
Mays 50
McBride
Merideth
Miller
Monaco
Murray
Naeger
Nordwald
O'Connor
O'Toole
Overschmidt
Parker
Patek
Pouche
Purgason
Ransdall
Reinhart
Relford
Reynolds
Richardson
Rizzo
Robirds
Ross
Sallee
Scheve
Schilling
Schwab
Secrest
Seigfreid
Sheldon 104
Shelton 57
Shields
Smith
Steen
Stokan
Stoll
Stroker
Summers
Surface
Thomason 163
Thompson 37
Thompson 72
Townley
Treadway
Troupe
Vogel
Wannenmacher
Wiggins
Williams 159
Wooten

HOUSE NOES:

Auer
Ballard*
Bartelsmeyer*
Bartlett
Bauer
Boatright
Bray 84
Campbell
Carter
Chrismer*
Cierpiot*
Days
Dougherty
Edwards-Pavia
Enz*
Hagan-Harrell
Harlan
Hartzler* 124
Hegeman*
Hilgemann
Kauffman
Lawson
May 108
McClelland
McLuckie
Murphy
Pryor
Ridgeway*
Scott
Skaggs
Van Zandt
Williams 121
Wilson

*(a note on the noes: A no vote does not necessarily indicate that the legislator was against CCW for honest Missourians. Among the strongest supporters of gun rights was a core of legislators who felt that you shouldn't take matters of civil rights to a popular vote. Some pro gun-rights activists in Missouri lobbied their representatives to vote no on HB1891 so long as it contained a referendum clause, and some of them did. In this list of "No" votes, some legislators are indicated with an asterisk, (*) and colored in green. These all have spotless records of support of the right of Missourians to keep and bear arms, have been A-rated by the NRA in the past, and have expressed strong support for the passage of Proposition B. These few do not deserve to be penalized for this no vote, indeed they are to be applauded. The NRA is expected to take this into account in future candidate ratings.)

HOUSE ABSENT WITH LEAVE:

Daniel 42
Davis 63
Fritts
Hall
Ostmann
Shear

SENATE: YEAS

Bentley
Caskey
Childers
DePasco
Ehlmann
Flotron
Graves
House
Howard
Johnson
Kenney
Kinder
Klarich
Lybyer
Mathewson
Maxwell
McKenna
Quick
Rohrbach
Russell
Sims
Singleton
Staples
Westfall
Wiggins
Yeckel

SENATE NAYS:

Banks
Clay
Curls
Goode
Jacob
Mueller
Schneider
Scott

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