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3:39 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Missouri House approves bill to nullify federal gun laws

Missouri House members approved a bill allowing citizens to sue federal agents for enforcing gun laws the state considers to be infringement.
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Federal gun laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms would be deemed null and void under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

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Politics
8:14 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Missouri police groups criticize 'Second Amendment Preservation Act'

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Several police departments and organizations around Missouri are speaking out against a bill that would bar enforcement of federal gun laws if they interfere with a Missourian's Second Amendment rights.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says House Bill 436 would in effect end cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies.  He cites a recent traffic stop where his officers apprehended two armed men wanted for different crimes.

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NPR Story
8:23 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo.

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Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 5:33 pm

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is siding with fellow Democrat, Governor Jay Nixon, in opposition to legislation that would challenge the federal government's ability to enforce federal gun laws in Show-Me State.

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Politics
11:05 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Mo. AG Koster raises concerns about gun-law-nullifying HB 436

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is raising concerns about legislation attempting to nullify some federal gun-control laws.

Koster sent a letter Tuesday (.pdf) to lawmakers warning that the bill contains "flawed public policy."

The Republican-led Legislature is to meet Sept. 11 to consider overriding Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the legislation.

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