Mo. senator wants Koster's opinion on gun bill

A Republican state senator wants to know the opinion of Missouri's top law enforcement official on legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun laws.

Sen. Will Kraus, of Lee's Summit, sent a letter to Attorney General Chris Koster's office on Monday asking him to weigh in on the bill's constitutionality. The measure would declare "null and void" past, present and future laws deemed to be infringements on gun rights.

A spokesman for Koster confirmed the office received the request, but didn't comment further. The Democratic attorney general raised concerns about a similar bill last year that he said would have hurt cooperation among law enforcement agencies.

Both the House and Senate have passed the separate versions of the measure this year. Kraus voted in favor of the Senate bill.

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