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 22-12 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 sustain Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto.
The override attempt had passed the Republican-led House 109-49, getting the bare minimum number of votes needed.