Missouri Bill Would Ban all Federal Gun Control
Russ Chastain 03.20.19
The Sentinel reports that “Missouri may have just made the most monumental step towards freedom and individual liberty since the signing of the Bill of Rights.” It further adds, “In an upcoming vote by Missouri’s state senate, the state is expected to pass a bill that would nullify ALL Federal gun laws and regulations, and make enforcement of those laws by federal officers within the State of Missouri a criminal offense.”
Missouri Senate Bill 367 reads in part:
1.430. All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States I and Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
The bill doesn’t leave it that vague… instead, details are provided for those measures it will nullify:
(a) Any tax, levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services which might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
(b) Any registering or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition which might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
(c) Any registering or tracking of the owners of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition which might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;
(d) Any act forbidding the possession, ownership, or use or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by law-abiding citizens; and
(e) Any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens
Finally, a state that’s actually standing up for the rights of its citizens. I like it.
And get this:
Any person while acting as an official, agent, employee, or deputy of the government of the United States, or while otherwise acting under the color of federal law while within the borders of this state, who knowingly, as defined under section 562.016:
(1) Enforces or attempts to enforce any of the infringements identified in section 1.410; or
(2) Gives material aid and support to the efforts of others who enforce or attempt to enforce any of the infringements identified in section 1.410;
shall be permanently ineligible to serve as a law enforcement officer or to supervise law enforcement officers for the state or any political subdivision of the state.
In other words: Anyone who tries to enforce anti-gun stuff in MO would be permanently barred from police work in that state. Bravo!
As always, I’m saddened that such things are necessary — but heartened that there are still some folks willing to stand up and do them.
Here’s hoping it will pass and be signed into law… and that other states will ‘grow a pair’ and follow suit.