BREAKING: Missouri Passes Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws, Allow Open Carry & Allow Teachers to Carry
Missouri made big leaps towards become one of the friendlier states to gun rights in the country today.
The Missouri House voted 118-36 to pass a bill which would nullify federal gun laws, clarify/allow for open carry of legal firearms in the state and allows for carry by school officials under certain circumstances.
In regards to the school carry part, Fox News reports the following,
It would allow appointed “protection officers” to carry concealed weapons as long as they have a valid permit and register with the state Department of Public Safety. The officers would also be required to complete a training course.
The bill would also allow people with a firearms permit to openly carry weapons less than 16 inches in length even in localities that prohibit open-carry of firearms.
The part of the bill that would nullify federal gun laws is a hot button issue between states and the current administration in the federal government.
Kansas actually went a step further than many states and actually made it an arrestable crime to enforce federal gun laws in the state. The measure has sparred a series of public letters and statements between top Kansas officials and US Attorney General Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder.
The issue of state’s rights in regards to firearms seems to be a part of the debate which won’t be going anywhere soon.