Missouri buckles to gun lobby

  • Article by: NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL
  • Updated: September 2, 2013 - 7:25 AM

As a measure of the gun culture’s dangerous sway over statehouse politicians, it is hard to top the pending proposal in Missouri that would pronounce all federal gun safety laws null and void in the state and allow the arrest of federal agents who try to enforce them.

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tuttifruttiSep. 1, 13 8:38 PM

"But the bill’s proponents care little for legal niceties" When have liberals and democrats ever cared for the rights afforded to us in the Bill of Rights or the constitution?

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Don9539Sep. 2, 13 7:09 AM

Gun violence will decline if and when we tackle the decline of the strong family brought on by our 50 year experiment with the welfare state. Not likely to happen. Far easier to blame the boogey man (NRA).

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nrabadSep. 2, 13 9:17 AM

It's amazing what the GOP will do to please their shrinking base.

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mmediaSep. 2, 1310:22 AM

I want government to cut spending. I want government to cut waste. I want government to be run like a business. I want government to spend money fighting a legal battle it won't win.

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jarlmnSep. 2, 1311:03 AM

When is *somehow* becomes "dangerous" and "bizarre" for states to hold the federal government accountable for sticking-to the provisions of the Bill Of Rights, states have every right to be concerned about federal overreach and every right to deter illegal federal activity. And for the last time, it is *not* about "gun culture," is is about the culture of freedom.

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thatisright1Sep. 2, 1311:13 AM

Another position based off feelings and emotions as opposed to logic and facts. Even the President's very own commissioned research implemented by the CDC after Sandy Hook found no link between stricter gun laws and decreased rates of homicide by firearms. In some cases, homicide rates went up and in other cases it went down.

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stanbobSep. 2, 1311:28 AM

Better headline would be "Missouri follows Constitution"...

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riley44Sep. 2, 1311:39 AM

What a joke ! The only people who panic about strict gun laws are paranoids, whose only sense of power is having the ability to easily kill another person. It should be difficult to get a gun, and only after proper gun safety training and mental health screening. These NRA, anti-government, gun nuts give hunters and reasonable gun owners a bad name. i can't believe there are enough paranoid lunatics to get legislation such as this proposed

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twspt7Sep. 2, 1312:19 PM

The only people really happy with this situation are the gun manufactures, and they, to paraphrase Pink Floyd, are so happy they can hardly count.

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jd55604Sep. 2, 13 1:03 PM

Without state and local cooperation; a lot of the federal government’s threats and bullying are nothing more than hot air. Liberals felt completely justified a decade ago when they pushed for sanctuary cities that pledged non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities yet now they are demanding that states pledge their full resources in assisting the feds in their continuing battle against private gun ownership.

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