FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks in St. Joseph, Mo. Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature has passed legislation that if signed into law by Democratic Gov. Nixon that would make it a crime to enforce federal gun laws and regulations _ past, present, or future _ that “infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms.” The legislation is is an example of a states' rights movement that has been spreading across the nation in which states are adopting laws that purport to nullify federal laws _ setting up intentional legal conflicts, directing local police not to enforce federal laws and, in some rare cases, even threatening criminal charges for federal agents who dare to do their jobs. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Jessica Stewart, File)

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FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks in St. Joseph, Mo.  Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature has passed legislation that if signed into law by Democratic Gov. Nixon that would make it a crime to enforce federal gun laws and regulations _ past, present, or future _ that “infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms.” The legislation is is an example of a states' rights movement that has been spreading across the nation in which states are adopting laws that purport to nullify federal laws _ setting up intentional legal conflicts, directing local police not to enforce federal laws and, in some rare cases, even threatening criminal charges for federal agents who dare to do their jobs. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Jessica Stewart, File)
FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaks in St. Joseph, Mo. Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature has passed legislation that if signed into law by Democratic Gov. Nixon that would make it a crime to enforce federal gun laws and regulations _ past, present, or future _ that “infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms.” The legislation is is an example of a states' rights movement that has been spreading across the nation in which states are adopting laws that purport to nullify federal laws _ setting up intentional legal conflicts, directing local police not to enforce federal laws and, in some rare cases, even threatening criminal charges for federal agents who dare to do their jobs. (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Jessica Stewart, File)
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