Missouri lawmakers back away from showdown over nullification of federal gun-control laws

  • Article by: DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 12, 2013 - 9:39 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri legislators who appeared locked and loaded for a high-stakes fight with U.S. officials over gun-control policies backed away from a showdown at the last moment by sustaining a veto of a bill attempting to invalidate certain federal firearms laws.

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capsule2Sep. 12, 1311:18 AM

Ya can't beat common sense when it comes down to knowing who has the upper hand.

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EleanoreSep. 12, 1311:39 AM

Missouri lawmakers are a theatrical bunch. When it comes to doing their job, not very decent showing. But as actors fort the party they rise right up there.

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EleanoreSep. 12, 1311:47 AM

I don't think MO residents are getting their money's worth here. Showmanship at this level should be crushed accordingly.

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mylittleidSep. 12, 1311:53 AM

This was a complete waste of time and money. If I was a Missouri voter I wouldn't want these people re-elected.

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dfldebtaylorSep. 12, 13 7:06 PM

I thought we settled the nullification issue when the Union won the Civil war. For a state to say they are not subject to federal law is treason.

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trechristianSep. 12, 1311:48 PM

Anybody remember how President Jackson handled South Carolina and there attempt at nullification? He had a use of force bill authorized. He said of state nullification, "I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one State, incompatible with the existence of the Union, contradicted expressly by the letter of the Constitution, unauthorized by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle on which It was founded, and destructive of the great object for which it was formed."

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