MISSOURI--- Local lawmakers say passing legislation dealing with federal gun control in Missouri will be a top priority next year. State Senator Ron Richard says work is underway to craft a bill limiting federal authority to regulate firearms in the state. A similar measure was approved by lawmakers last spring, but vetoed by the governor. Richard says it's still an important issue and that he expects to see a draft of the new bill in the next week or so.
"That'll be one of the first things we get up in January and get passed. We want to do it early in case the governor decides to veto this and we'll go ahead and override it early on," said Senator Ron Richard, Missouri District 32.
Lawmakers can start pre-filing legislation in December and will start the new session in January.
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