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article imageMissouri congress fails to override gun veto

By Justin King     Sep 11, 2013 in Politics
The attempt to override the Governor’s veto in Missouri fell one vote short on Wednesday. Had it passed, it would have nullified several federal gun control measures.
After passing in the House, the 22-12 vote in the Senate left it just one vote shy of becoming law. Two republicans, Tom Dempsey and Majority Leader Ron Richard, split from the rest of the party to vote against overturning the veto.
Had the measure succeeded, it would have ended background checks and made federal gun laws unenforceable in Missouri. Opponents of the measure argued that nullification of any kind violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, a statement that is hotly debated Tenth Amendment advocates that see an overreaching of the federal government.
The bill’s introduction read:
All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
Proponents of the bill are determined to revisit it in the next session.
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