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Politics
7:47 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Missouri Senate passes gun nullification bill

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Missouri senators have passed legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun laws and punish federal agents who enforce them.

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Politics
8:26 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Big City Mayors Speak Out Against Gun Nullification Bills At Missouri Capitol

(l-r) KC Mayor Sly James and STL Mayor Francis Slay appear at Mo. Capitol to speak out against effort by GOP lawmakers to pass gun control nullification legislation.

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 9:15 pm

The mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City traveled to the the Missouri Capitol Monday to speak out against legislation to nullify federal gun laws within the Show-Me State.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, a Democrat, calls the legislation  "absurd, embarrassing and reckless."

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Politics
8:14 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Mo. Senate to take up gun nullification bill

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Missouri senators are expected to pass legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing some federal gun laws.

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Politics
8:49 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Missouri Senate Strips Gun Theft Reporting Amendment From Nullification Bill

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Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 10:03 am

The Missouri Senate has stripped an amendment from the gun-control nullification bill that would have required an individual to report a stolen gun within 72 hours.

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Politics
8:32 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Missouri Senate Endorses Gun Control Nullification Bill

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Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 9:24 am

The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation to nullify federal gun-control laws.

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Politics
8:03 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mo. Senate panel backs gun law nullification bill

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A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing federal gun control laws in the state.

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Politics
9:13 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Mo. Senate panel considering gun law nullification

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Supporters of legislation that would nullify federal gun laws in Missouri say the measure is necessary to protect the rights of gun owners.

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Politics
8:09 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Mo. Senate panel considering gun law nullification

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A Missouri Senate panel is taking up legislation that would send federal agents to jail for enforcing federal gun control laws in the state.

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Business
9:39 am
Wed June 19, 2013

As states tighten gun restrictions, two central Missouri mayors seek to attract gun business

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The mayors of Hallsville and Centralia, along with one Missouri legislator, have reached out to gun and ammunition manufacturers in an effort to attract those businesses as other states tighten gun restrictions.

State Representative Caleb Rowden said the decision to reach out to gun businesses is about improving the economy.

“This is a matter of jobs,” Rowden said. “If this was a different industry where it was so public that it made national news that these companies need relieving, I would have sent the same letter with some different bullet points.”

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Politics
8:38 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Mo. bill would nullify federal gun control laws

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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.

Politics
7:50 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Mo. Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws

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A Missouri Senate panel is trying to prevent the enforcement in the state of President Barack Obama's executive orders on gun control.

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Politics
9:21 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Mo. Senate panel to consider expanded gun rights

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The Missouri Constitution already enshrines the right to bear arms, but a state senator wants to expand that protection.

The Senate General Laws Committee scheduled a vote Monday on the proposal by Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer, of Columbia.

The proposed constitutional amendment would define the right to bear arms as "inalienable" and require the state to defend against any "infringement" of that right.

Schaefer filed his measure shortly after President Barack Obama outlined his plans for stricter federal gun control laws.

Politics
9:29 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Mo. House panel backs bill nullifying gun regs

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Enforcing new federal gun regulations could send Missouri officers to prison under a bill endorsed by a Missouri House committee.

The committee voted 9-5 on Tuesday to advance the bill that would criminalize the enforcement of federal gun control laws enacted after Jan. 1 of this year. The vote was along party lines with Republicans supporting the bill and Democrats in opposition.

The panel also advanced a bill barring federal regulation of guns that are manufactured in Missouri and remain inside the state's borders.