Kansas City and St. Louis Mayors oppose gun nullification bill
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Kansas City and St. Louis Mayors oppose gun nullification bill

Date: April 28, 2014
By: Shannon O'Brien
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1439

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Mayors from Missouri's two largest cities speak out at the state Capitol against a federal gun nullification measure.
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Wrap: The measure would nullify any federal law that violates a person's Second Amendment constitutional rights for firearms.

Mayor Sly James from Kansas City and Mayor Francis Slay from St. Louis called the bill reckless and absurd.

Slay said it is already easy for criminals to get their hands on guns and he said the bill would make it more difficult for federal agencies to fight crime.

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Description: "I support gun rights for law abiding citizens. I'm against guns in the hands of violent criminals."

Representative Doug Funderburk sponsored the measure and said he wants to protect the rights of law abiding citizens.

The measure is still pending before the legislature.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Shannon O'Brien.

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Mayors from Kansas City and St. Louis attacked a federal gun nullification bill during a press conference at the state Capitol Monday afternoon.
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Wrap: Mayors Sly James from Kansas City and Francis Slay from St. Louis oppose a measure that would void any federal law that infringes on a person's Second Amendment rights for firearms.

Slay said the measure makes it hard for agencies to work together.

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Description: "This gun nullification legislation is absurd, embarrassing and it's reckless. It's bad for Missouri and it's worse for the state's two largest cities."

But, Representative Doug Funderburk sponsors the bill and said it is not his goal to prevent interagency cooperation.

The measure is still pending before the legislature.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Shannon O'Brien.


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