Missouri Gun Bill Passes Committee, Will Go to Senate Floor

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JEFFERSON CITY - A bill which would nullify federal gun control laws will be debated on the Missouri Senate floor.

The bill was passed by the Senate's General Laws Committee by a vote of five to one.

This was the second time the committee heard testimony on the bill before going to vote.

The bill is very similar to one which fell just votes short of overriding a Governor Jay Nixon veto last September.

If passed, the legislation would make it illegal for federal agents to enforce federal gun control laws. The bill would also lower the minimum age for a concealed carry permit, and allow certain teachers, designated by the school board, to carry concealed weapons in schools.

The Senate will take up debate on the bill sometime in the coming weeks.