Senate General Laws Committee passes a bill that would nullify federal gun laws.
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Senate General Laws Committee passes a bill that would nullify federal gun laws.

Date: January 28, 2014
By: Jessica Mensch
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 613

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A Missouri Senator announces all cameras must be turned off as legislators vote to pass a firearms nullification bill.
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Wrap: While legislators prepared to discuss and vote on the bill, one Senator demanded all members of the media using video cameras to cease recording.

Senator Nieves says it is a Senate policy, although two statehouse broadcast reporters say they don't recall this happening in decades.

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Description: "Executive sessions are not videotaped. So videos will need to be turned off at this point."

 

The Senate General Laws Committee ultimately passed the bill that would make it a crime for federal officials to enforce laws restricting 2nd Amendment rights.

It will now go to the Senate floor for debate.

A similar bill was vetoed by Nixon last year.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch.

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Amid the country's ongoing gun law debate, Missouri Senators pass a bill that would nullify federal gun laws.
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Wrap: While the country continues to debate gun laws, the Missouri Senate General Laws Committee passed a bill that would ultimately make it a crime for federal officials to enforce laws restricting 2nd Amendment rights.

The bill would also lower the age for concealed carry permits from 21 to 19.

Senator Nieves says Missouri is following the lead of other states who have also lowered the age requirement.

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Description: "There are indeed states that have younger concealed carry permit ages. What we don't know yet is whether or not it has made a difference."

Opponents argue that this age is too young, but evidence has not yet been given to show whether it affects the amount of gun violence.

A similar bill was vetoed by Nixon last year.

It will now go to the Senate floor for debate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch.


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