(Jefferson City)–The Missouri House passed a bill Wednesday to disregard federal gun law enforcement– and to punish police departments who help enforce them- by opening them up to civil lawsuits.
State Representative Mary Elizabeth Coleman– Republican from Arnold – explains the spirit of the bill:

State Representative Ashley Bland Manlove, a Democrat from Kansas City, is a former member of the National Guard:

Manlove is the leader of the Legislative Black Caucus. The vote stayed along party lines.