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Missouri House Votes to Override Veto of Gun Bill


"A Missouri bill attempting to nullify some federal gun control policies moved a step closer to becoming law Wednesday as the state House voted to override a gubernatorial veto of the measure.

The 109-49 House vote met the bare minimum needed for a veto override, but the legislation still must get a two-thirds majority in the Senate for it to become law.

The legislation declares any federal policies that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms" shall be invalid in Missouri. It allows state misdemeanor charges to be brought against federal agents who try to enforce those laws, or against anyone who publishes the identity of a gun owner.

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With such huge support for this veto override ...

... by joining with the Democrats in opposing this veto override, those RINOS Tom Dempsey and Ron Richard can kiss their political careers goodbye.

Google is government.

Who Are The Traitors?

This week, while the House voted to override Gov. Nixon’s veto (109-49), the Senate fell just one vote short at 22-12 -- when 23 votes were needed.

There were several vote-switchers in each chamber, but obviously, it was the traitors in the Senate that sunk the bill.  Majority Leader Ron Richard (R-Joplin) explained his flip-flop this way:

“Nullification is OK to make a statement, but if you are going to put it in law, it sends a signal that maybe you haven’t read the Constitution, especially our amateur constitutional scholars.”

Translated:  I’ll vote for the bill to look good in the eyes of my constituents when I know the Governor will veto it.  But if my vote is needed to uphold the Governor’s veto, well then, that’s another story.

The five vote switchers in each chamber were the following.


Linda Black (D-117)

Pat Conway (D-10)

Keith English (D-68)

Steve Hodges (D-149)

Penny Hubbard (D-78)


Tom Dempsey (R-23)

Paul LeVota (D-11)

Ron Richard (R-32)

Scott Sifton (D-1)

Gina Walsh (D-13)

You can see how the other legislators voted by going here. (Scroll down to page 26 for the House vote and to page 28 for the Senate.)

And Missourians can use GOA’s Engage system to craft their own letters to their state Representative and Senator -- to either thank them or “spank” them.


1.Proceed to http://cqrcengage.com/gunowners

2.Enter your zip code in the box provided under “Find Your Elected Officials” on the lower right.  (Preferably, you should enter your nine-digit zip code to get the best answer.)

3.Scroll down and click on the on the name of the desired representative and senator.

4.Click on your legislator’s website, which will be found under your legislators’ names (upper left)

5.Find and click on the legislators’ email address or webform.

6.Craft an appropriate letter into the email or webform.

Ron Paul Was Right

Sorry. The House overrode the veto, but the Senate did not.

Two Republican Senators sold out.

Missouri might be a good state if we could give Kansas City to Kansas and St. Louis to Illinois. But as long as these two socialist cities are part of the state freedom will suffer.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Get rid of 'em

It's really time to clean house in the primaries, get rid of the statists AND the fundamentalists, filling state chambers with libertarians.

Supporters did go a bit far with this bill, claiming federal laws were void and enforcing them was a state crime. A more balanced bill would have said it is the duty of state authorities to accompany federal police and observe that the feds strictly follow the law, inspect warrants, take video, take notes, challenge any illegal activities by the feds, protect the lives and property of state residents.

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

Looks like Colorado and Missouri

are showing some backbone! More Power to Them.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I'm beginning to believe

this country is re-growing its backbone!

show me

missouri or change the motto

Go, Go, Go

Misssouri! Go!

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