Today, the Missouri House refused to concur with Senate amendments to HB1439, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. The bill passed the House by a vote of 110-41. It was passed by the Senate last week, amended, with a vote of 23-8.
The Senate amendments were mostly technical. But they also added an “ineligibility clause” to the bill, which would prohibit state and local law enforcement from accepting federal deputization as an excuse to violate the 2nd Amendment – resulting in a potential loss of their job should they do so.
Now the bill goes back to the Senate, where they can either withdraw and accept the House version, or the bill goes to a conference committee with members of each chamber present – to work out the differences.
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