Missouri Southern addition to be named after Gov. Nixon


With use of a rarely-employed parliamentary maneuver, debate over the bill was cut off by Republicans in the state House after an hour and a half and after two hours in the state Senate.

The Legislature overrode Nixon's veto action on a total of 13 vetoes in Wednesday's session, making the sitting governor the most overridden chief executive in Missouri history, according to The Washington Post.

Missouri is now the first state since the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin to pass a so-called "Stand Your Ground" law that will allow use of deadly force in public without imposing a duty to retreat.

"The basis of this whole bill is that it allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families", one of the bill's sponsor, GOP state Sen.

The legislation also would create a "stand-your-ground" right, meaning people don't have duty to retreat from danger any place they are legally entitled to be present.

Supporters of the change say that it will make it easier to carry weapons for the goal of self defense and say that people with a record of certain criminal offences and mental conditions will not be able to legally carry weapons.

"What I don't want to get to is the point where there is a trigger-happy police officer or bad Samaritan like Zimmerman who says, 'Black boy in the hood. The new provision, which will take effect in January, does away with those requirements".

Republican legislators contested that the new laws would spur more gun violence.

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According to the National Rifle Association, there are 30 states where a "stand your ground" measure, or something similar, is in effect. The NRA called the approval of the new gun law "a great day for freedom in Missouri".

"Missourians have a fundamental right to self-defense", said Munzlinger.

In his veto letter, Nixon said the bill would make it more hard for certain people to vote.

It's a great day for all Missourians after Missouri joined 10 other states with "constitutional carry", which allows people to hide carry anywhere they can open carry a weapon. The national rate of voter fraud is close to zero, Mother Jones has found. "So, hopefully, this legislation will strengthen our Second Amendment rights in Missouri, and will be a step in the right direction for the state".

"I'm exhausted of the fact that we have disproportionate numbers of African-Americans who are dying", he added.

"(T) here is no conceivable reason why Missouri doesn't have voter ID other than political posturing", he wrote.

Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, in a statement issued late last month, expressed his support for overriding the veto on this issue.