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Missouri Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 | 7:46 a.m. CST; updated 9:20 a.m. CST, Wednesday, March 6, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri Senate panel is trying to prevent the enforcement in the state of President Barack Obama's executive orders on gun control.

The committee voted Tuesday to adopt the measure sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger, of Williamstown.

Obama signed 23 executive actions in January, including orders to make more federal data available for background checks and end a freeze on government research on gun violence.

Munzlinger's bill initially would have criminalized the enforcement of all federal gun laws, even those enacted by Congress, passed after Jan. 1, 2013. But those provisions were revised to include only the enforcement of executive orders.

A House committee endorsed similar legislation last week, but that measure seeks to criminalize enforcement of all federal gun laws.


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dan elliott March 6, 2013 | 8:32 a.m.

police in state of MO have shown they could care less about our legislature's laws. seizure/forfeiture money is to go to schools by MO law but police laugh as they call the federal govt who seizes then issues a check to the police and the police say that is not forfeiture money and they spend as they please. if you don't punish the police this is meaningless.

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