BREAKING: Missouri Governor VETOES Pro Gun Bill Allowing School Carry and Federal Gun Law Nullification

July 5 2013
by GSL Staff
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Photo: Bernard Pollack (CC License)Missouri Governor Jay Nixon today vetoed a bill which passed the state legislature that was touted by many as being one of the most pro-gun bills anywhere in the country.

The bill would have done the following
– Made it legal for certain teachers and staff to carry firearms at schools for the protection of themselves and students.
– Nullified most federal gun control laws within the state
– Made it a misdemeanor for federal agents to enforce federal gun laws within the state
– Made it a misdemeanor to publicly publish the private information of gun owners

Nixon cited concerns over the federal nullification language as his reason for issuing the veto as well as the language about publishing the names of gun owners being too strict.

According to Fox News,

The Democratic governor said the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature violated the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which generally gives preference to federal laws over conflicting state ones. He said it also infringed in the First Amendment rights of free speech and press…

…”Under this bill, newspaper editors around the state that annually publish photos of proud young Missourians who harvest their first turkey or deer could be charged with a crime,” the governor said in a written statement announcing the veto.

The legislature would need a 2/3 majority vote in order to override the governor’s veto when they come back into session in September.

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