Guns

Missouri Legislature Set To Override Governor's Veto and Pass Bill Nullifying Federal Gun Laws

"No" vote not a good career move in some parts of the state

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The Republican-led Missouri Legislature is expected to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would expand gun rights and make federal gun regulations unenforceable—even as similar laws in other states designed to buck federal gun rules face legal challenges.

Several of Nixon's fellow Democrats told The Associated Press that they would vote to override his veto when lawmakers convene in September, even while agreeing with the governor that the bill couldn't survive a court challenge. Many of them noted that in some parts of Missouri, a "no" vote on gun legislation could be career ending.