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Mo. House votes to override veto of gun bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri measure attempting to nullify some federal gun control laws fell a single vote short of enactment Wednesday as the leaders of the state’s Republican-led Senate joined with Democrats to prevent a veto override.

Senators voted 22-to-12 for the veto override, coming up just shy of the required two-thirds majority. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and majority leader Ron Richard split from the rest of the GOP caucus that they lead to instead sustain Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s veto.

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