Saturday, July 6, 2013

Missouri Governor Vetoes Extreme Gun-Rights Bill

 Yahoo News

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Friday that would have made it a crime for federal agents to attempt to enforce federal gun laws in Missouri and could have landed journalists in jail for publishing the names of gun owners in the state.

The Democratic governor said the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature violated the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, which gives preference to federal laws over conflicting state ones. He said it also infringed on the First Amendment rights of free speech and press.


  1. Most of that law was good, although the language about journalists publishing the names of gun owners needed to be tightened to involve only such cases as what we saw out of New York a while ago. This is evidence that the mood of the country is against the gun control freaks.

  2. Seems like a good veto. I'm not into crime creation bills.