Missouri Senate Advances Massive Pro-Gun Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws and Expand Carry Rights
The Missouri state senate took a step to move forward a massive pro-gun bill this week.
The bill would foremost nullify federal gun control laws which are viewed as infringements on the right to keep and bear arms. A similar, more specific bill, was passed by the Missouri legislature last year, but was vetoed by the governor who cited the fact that the bill would likely not hold up in court.
The new bill makes it a crime for any federal, state or local law enforcement office to attempt to enforce federal gun control laws within the state. The law even allows for arresting and fining officers who try to do so.
Further, the bill will lower the carry age from 21 to 19 as well allow open carry anywhere in the state, even in cities which have local bans on the practice.
According to Fox News,
The measure also would give school districts the option to designate personnel to carry a concealed weapon in school buildings after undergoing training. Opponents argue that provision would increase access to firearms, which could then lead to more instances of gun violence.
“I cannot support this legislation in good conscience,” said Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis. “Kids are killing kids in school.”
An amendment was added to require school districts to hold a public meeting before allowing personnel to carry in buildings. That provision’s sponsor said he hopes that would cause districts to think twice before letting guns in the classroom.
Nasheed apparently doesn’t realize that this bill is designed to stop kids from shooting each other.
The bill needs to pass one more vote in the Senate, then it will be sent to the House and finally to the governor.