LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Proposed Missouri gun legislation would present health hazard

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | 12:05 p.m. CST

We are writing to express our disappointment and frustration with two pieces of proposed legislation that represent the latest development in our state’s gun debate. Missouri Senate Bill 266, sponsored by Sen. Brian Nieves, would prevent health care professionals from entering information about gun ownership in the medical record. Missouri House Bill 732, sponsored by Rep. Ron Hicks, would go even further and prohibit health care providers from even asking about guns in the home.