The controversial bill that would nullify federal gun laws was perfected in the Senate.
Wrap: After several amendments to the federal gun law nullification bill were approved, one Democratic senator's proposed amendment raised opposition from Republican counterparts.
The bill's Republican sponsor Senator Brian Nieves, was not happy with Senator Scott Sifton's amendment aiming to protect local police from litigation.
|Description: "This nullifies the nullification of the nullification bill. This is probably the worst possible amendment we could look at towards this bill."|
The amendment was ultimately defeated and the bill passed the first round of Senate approval.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch
Missouri Senate gives first round approval to federal gun law nullification bill, despite democratic opposition.
Wrap: One Democratic senator proposed an amendment to the bill in a final effort to protect local police from litigation.
However, the bill's Republican sponsor Senator Brian Nieves, was not happy with Senator Scott Sifton's amendment.
|Description: "I just want to help my colleagues to understand that this is a bad, bad, bad amendment. We have to absolutely vote 'no' on this amendment."|
Nieves says the amendment would have "nullified the nullification bill."
The amendment was ultimately defeated and the bill was voted ready to print.
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch.
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