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Missouri Gun Reform Bill Goes to Governor Nixon
Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 05/31/2014 2:54:49 PM PDT by marktwain

On May 16th the Missouri legislature passed a bill containing a number of gun law reforms.   The reforms were all passed as part of a bill that does not contain any provision for nullification of federal gun laws.   LMTD at has this to say about the possibility of Democrat Governor Nixon signing the bill:

 Since this is the same as last year less nullification and nullification was his objection he is in a rock and hard place, I am wondering if he won't just ignore and let it expire and move along. Seems a veto might be bad timing for him but you never know. 
Here are the primary reforms that would be enacted with SB0656:

One of the reforms of the law is to prevent police officers from "chilling" the right to bear arms.  Plumberdan at relates this anecdote:

 encounter with local leo in st. Louis muni..officer says he always disarms ccw people so he

can run serial number...what's with that..I informed him with new bill in legislation that would be

an unlawfull act to disarm with out making arrest merely for snooping purpose of valid ccw carriers,

and could lead to lawsuit against officer with out his being able to hide behind immunity....

This is a classic case of police using their authority to chill the exercise of a constitutional right.   Consider if the police would routinely take your cell phone to "check the serial number to see if it was stolen".    Many more people would not be talking on cell phones in public or would keep them hidden while walking about.

SB656 passed the House 118 to 28 and  the Senate 21 to 8.   Both houses passed the bill with the necessary 2/3 required to override a veto.

Governor Nixon has until the middle of July to sign the bill, veto the bill or allow the bill to become law by doing nothing.   He vetoed a similar bill last year that had nullification as part of it.

Here is Governor Nixon's contact information:

Governor Jay Nixon:
(573) 751-3222

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KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; mo; opencarry

1 posted on 05/31/2014 2:54:49 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The only reason he won’t veto it would be if it might cost him an election. Being labeled a hypocrite means nothing to Democrats. They only fold if it could cost them personally. Otherwise they will be in lock step with the agenda.

2 posted on 05/31/2014 3:45:31 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: marktwain

What is the status of the prohibition of CCW permitees from carrying on public transport such as buses or light rail?

3 posted on 05/31/2014 6:18:53 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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