MO: Missouri governor explains why he vetoed bill that included Blair’s Law

Source: 7/6/23

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KCTV) – Missouri’s governor has vetoed S.B. 189, which included Blair’s Law to increase the penalty for celebratory gunfire, but he explained his reasons for doing so in a letter.

Blar’s Law was named after 11-year-old Blair Shanahan Lane, a Kansas City girl who was killed by celebratory gunfire on July 4, 2011.

According to a press release, Gov. Mike Parson vetoed the bill due to the following provisions that were included:

“Section 610.140 – could allow criminals convicted of sexual offenses, including sexual exploitation of a minor or the promotion of child pornography, to have their records expunged and be removed from the sex offender registry. The provisions also include changes to how expungement requests are evaluated but fails to detail specific standards of proof for the court to consider.”

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This is sickening but not surprising from this psycho Mike Parson

Looks like legislators gave him a poison pill, and we’re the poison!

This governor is objecting to the possibility that someone convicted of a child pornography (CP) charge nearly 20 years ago could be released from registration, or as he put it “receive a pass.” Nobody is going to get a pass. Anyone who might be able to achieve expungement has already been subjected to 19 years of retroactive punishment. The argument about potential revictimization is a gratuitous red herring tossed in only for its emotional impact.

I find it interesting that the article decried the vetoing of Blair’s law. As horrible as it is, the odds of getting hit by falling gunfire are probably about as high as a child being hit twice by lightning. The only reason to include CP with falling lead is to insure that the pro-gun lobby in a gun-happy state would be satisfied. As Doc pointed out, registrants are again the poison.

Governor Parsnips is concerned about unintended consequences that do more harm regarding public safety, yet he has no problem with the unintended consequences of the registry. Progress in Misery because of Governor Parsnips passing the bunk for the continuation of the status quo.