Orange cross-hair gun stickers were placed outside the Capitol offices of Democratic state Sens. Kiki Curls, Maria Chapelle-Nadal, Robin Wright-Jones, Jolie Justus and Victor Callahan. Another was found outside the door of Republican state Rep. Scott Dieckhaus.
The stickers were found while Missouri senators debated Republican-backed legislation that would require approval from the legislature or voters before the state could implement President Barack Obama’s health care law, reports the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Democratic state Sen. Jolie Justus said on the Senate floor: “We don’t have any explanation. Many of us when we came back to our office this afternoon had gun targets on our nameplates. A few of the senators removed them, only to have them replaced by larger stickers later.”
House Chief Clerk Adam Crumbliss hopes the stickers are nothing more than a prank, but the incident is being taken seriously since the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) last year.