7:15 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Amendment 5 Would Expand Gun Rights In Missouri

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 12:11 pm

Amendment 5, a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment on the Aug. 5 ballot, seeks to protect further the right to bear arms.

"It's going to strengthen the protection that the right to keep and bear arms under the Missouri constitution," said Allen Rostron, a constitutional law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. "Everybody is familiar with the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, of course, but there's also a provision in the Missouri state Constitution that guarantees a right to keep and bear arms, and this is designed to strengthen that right."

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8:55 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Nieves, Nasheed Say NRA Misrepresents Language In Nullification Bill

(l-r) Mo. Senators Jamilah Nasheed, D-STL, and Brian Nieves, R-Washington, Mo., discuss NRA opposition to SB 613.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 5:25 pm

The National Rifle Association is taking some heat from two Missouri state senators over legislation to nullify federal gun control laws within the state.

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11:05 am
Tue September 3, 2013

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

Credit Dan Verbeck / KBIA

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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