Politics
8:38 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Mo. bill would nullify federal gun control laws

The Missouri Legislature has sent Gov. Jay Nixon a bill that would nullify federal gun control laws and allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons.

The measure passed 116-38 by the House on Wednesday would declare all federal laws regulating guns to be unenforceable within Missouri's borders.

The legislation would also allow guns less than 16 inches to be openly carried even in localities that have ordinances prohibiting open-carry. It would also lower the minimum age required to obtain a concealed weapons permit from 21 to 19.

Under the bill, people would also be prohibited from publishing any identifying information about Missouri gun owners.

The bill passed the Senate earlier this month.