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      Missouri Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws

      Missouri Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws
      A Missouri Senate panel trying to prevent the enforcement in the state of President Barak Obama's executive orders on gun control voted Tuesday to adopt the measure, which is sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger, of Williamstown.

      Obama signed 23 executive actions in January, including orders to make more federal data available for background checks and end a freeze on government research on gun violence.

      Munzlinger's bill initially would have criminalized the enforcement of all federal gun laws, even those enacted by Congress, passed after Jan. 1, 2013. But those provisions were revised to include only the enforcement of executive orders.

      A House committee endorsed similar legislation last week, but that measure seeks to criminalize enforcement of all federal gun laws.