Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)By Brian Kelly

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Missouri is one step closer to passing a law that would would ban federal workers who enforce federal gun laws from getting jobs with the state.

Missouri Senators have overwhelmingly passed the bill that would nullify most federal gun laws.

The 23-8 vote sends the bill back to the House, which can either accept the Senate’s version or negotiate a compromise with its own version of the bill.

The vote came despite pleas from the mayors of St. Louis and Kansas City to kill the bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington.

“I think it’s worth mentioning everywhere that these mayors are so concerned about this law, but they weren’t concerned enough to go speak to the House sponsor, nor the Senate handler,” Nieves said.

Supporters say they’re merely trying to protect the rights of Missouri citizens.

Senate Democratic Leader Jolie Justus agrees with the Mayors Francis Slay and Sly James.

“There is no reason to interfere with the federal government and their ability to crack down on crime in our cities,” Justus said. “It’s not necessary”

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