Missouri Lawmakers Discuss Gun Rights Bill

By Gretchen Bolander

Published 01/22 2014 05:15PM

Updated 01/22 2014 07:27PM

JEFFERSON CITY, MO.--- A movement to revive the Second Amendment Protection Act is gathering steam in Jefferson City. Some state lawmakers want to make another attempt to pass legislation that would prevent federal gun restrictions from being enforced in Missouri. The measure was approved in both the House and Senate last year, but vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon. State Representative Charlie Davis says the 2014 version is similar, with a few changes.

"It takes out some of the punishment for our local law enforcement if they participate in any type of action that somebody might deem unconstitutional, and that was really not the intent of the bill," said Representative Charlie Davis, Missouri District 162. 

The new version also wouldn't take effect for a few years. Supporters hope that would allow time for other states to join the effort to take a stand again the federal gun restrictions.

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