Doug Funderburk http://kcur.org en Missouri's 2013 Veto Session Begins Wednesday http://kcur.org/post/missouris-2013-veto-session-begins-wednesday <p>The showdown between Missouri's Democratic Governor and the Republican-led General Assembly finally arrives this week, as lawmakers return to Jefferson City for their annual veto session.&nbsp;&nbsp;Governor Jay Nixon&nbsp;struck down 29 bills this year, with most of the post-veto attention falling on two bills in particular, a controversial tax cut proposal and an even more controversial attempt to nullify federal gun control laws.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Campaign to prevent House Bill 253 override attempt</strong></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:29:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43314 at http://kcur.org Police Departments Oppose '2nd Amendment Preservation Act' http://kcur.org/post/police-departments-oppose-2nd-amendment-preservation-act <p>Several police departments and organizations around Missouri are speaking out against a bill that would bar enforcement of federal gun laws if they interfere with a Missourian's Second Amendment rights.</p><p>St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says House Bill 436 would in effect end cooperation between local and federal law enforcement agencies.&nbsp; He cites a recent traffic stop where his officers apprehended two armed men wanted for different crimes.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:09:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43202 at http://kcur.org Koster Opposing Bill That Could Nullify Federal Gun Laws In Mo. http://kcur.org/post/koster-opposing-bill-could-nullify-federal-gun-laws-mo <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is siding with fellow Democrat, Gov. Jay Nixon, in opposition to legislation that would challenge the federal government's ability to enforce federal gun laws in Show-Me State.<o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:17:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 43060 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill After Gun Rights Rally http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-passes-2nd-amendment-preservation-bill-after-gun-rights-rally <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=HB%20436&amp;code=R">Missouri House</a> has passed the so-called <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=HB%20436&amp;code=R">Second Amendment Preservation Act</a>, less than 24 hours after it received first-round approval from the same body.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:11:03 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35356 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Passes '2nd Amendment Preservation' Bill After Gun Rights Rally