- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are running out of time to pass legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun control laws.

House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a final version of the bill, but it has not yet been brought for debate. Lawmakers have until 6 p.m. Friday to pass bills.

The legislation would declare void any federal laws that “infringe on people’s right to keep and bear arms.” Federal agents enforcing those laws could face lawsuits from Missourians who think their gun rights were infringed.

The measure is a scaled-back version of earlier proposals, including one last year that was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Previous measures could have subjected federal workers to prosecution, possible jail time and a lifetime ban on serving in state or local law enforcement.

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Guns is HB1439

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Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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