Missouri Senate Votes 23-8 to Nullify Federal Gun Laws and Regulations

U.S. Law Shield is very interested in the progress of a Missouri bill that seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books.

By a vote of 23-8 on April 30, the Missouri state Senate passed an “emergency” bill that seeks to nullify all federal gun control measures, “whether past, present or future.”

House Bill 1439 (HB1439), introduced by Rep. Doug Funderburk (R-St. Charles), previously passed the House by a vote of 110-36. The bill will now go back to the house for concurrence on some technical amendments made on the senate side. If passed, the bill will move on to the Governor’s desk.

HB1439 would make it state law that all federal “acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future” which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms “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.”

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed similar legislation last year that would have made it a crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Missouri. The state senate fell one vote short of getting a two-thirds majority required to pass override the veto.

If margins on this year’s bill hold, there would be enough votes to override a probable Nixon veto of HB1439.

Missouri Senate passes gun nullification bill

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