"Murders Up In Missouri After Background Check Repeal"
There is no repeal of the required background check (FBI/NICS). What was repealed was a "Permit to Purchase" or "Permit to Transfer a Concealable Firearm" issued by the local Sheriff.
"Here's the process:
(1) One has to agree in principle with a gun dealer or an individual on the handgun that one wants to purchase.
(2) Go to the county sheriff's office (or the County Police Headquarters in St. Louis County), and get the "Permit to Transfer" forms.
(3) Take the forms and yourself back to the seller.
(4) You fill out your half, the seller fills out his or hers, which includes serial number of the gun, make, model, caliber, etc., not to mention personal information about yourself and the seller.
(5) You take the paperwork back to the county sheriff's office.
(6) Wait five business days, probably more in certain jurisdictions.
(7) Return to the sheriff's office, and if you passed the background check, your permit will have been approved.
(8) Take the approved paperwork back to the dealer, and then you can legally take possession of the gun. You keep a copy, the dealer keeps a copy, and the sheriff's office keeps a copy.
(Meanwhile, if you wanted to make an illicit purchase, just go to the wrong part of town and throw down fifty or a hundred bucks.)"
Yearly background checks in Missouri have doubled from 2000 to date with most of the increase beginning when Democrats took over congress in 2007 and Obama became President in 2009. Of course this has nothing to do with the increase of the murder rate starting in 2007.