By: Teresa Mull
Missouri is once again making moves to become a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”
The New American reports:
Now that Missouri has a Republican governor, that state’s legislative body is trying again to pass its “Second Amendment Protection Act,” legislation that would nullify most federal gun-control legislation. Last week, a Missouri Senate Committee held a hearing on that bill that would ban any person in the state, including any public official or employee of the state, from attempting to enforce any “acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules or regulations” that infringe on the right of Missourians to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
The bill, SB367, defines “infringement” as including, but not limited to 1) taxes and fees on firearms, accessories or ammunition; 2) registration of firearms and their accessories along with any other tracking schemes; 3) any act forbidding the possession, ownership, use or transfer of a firearm, accessories or ammunition; and 4) any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, their accessories or ammunition from law-abiding citizens.
Counties and cities across the country have already declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, and, as GPM reported earlier this month, Colorado’s Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams disagrees with the state’s recently passed red flag gun confiscation law so much that he’s willing to go to jail rather than enforce it.
“A similar bill that passed the state legislature in 2014 was vetoed by then-Democratic Governor Jay Nixon,” The New American reports. “Hopes are high that the state’s current Republican governor, Mike Parson, will sign the new bill into law when it hits his desk.”
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.