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The bill basically says that Mo law enforcement agencies that assist in enforcing fed gun laws that contradict MO laws could be fined and subjected to lawsuits by citizens who have had their MO rights infringed.


"The legislation will bar local police from assisting federal agents in enforcing laws declared “invalid” and prohibit them from hiring former federal agents who had enforced them. There would be exceptions for cases in which the federal agents are enforcing gun restrictions that also exist in Missouri law.

If a local police department enforces one of the targeted federal laws and the subject believes their Second Amendment rights were violated, that person could sue the department for $50,000."
 

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So does this new Missouri law state that semi automatic long guns, handguns and full capacity magazines are the protected property of Missouri citizens? What about private firearms created by Missouri citizens? What types of firearms does this law protect?
 

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So does this new Missouri law state that semi automatic long guns, handguns and full capacity magazines are the protected property of Missouri citizens? What about private firearms created by Missouri citizens? What types of firearms does this law protect?
Well all of those things are legal now so MY interpretation is that any agency that assisted in the enforcement would be subject to the penalties. The caveat is that if the primary investigation is illegal in MO they can't be held accountable for other charges brought by the Feds.
 

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Well all of those things are legal now so MY interpretation is that any agency that assisted in the enforcement would be subject to the penalties. The caveat is that if the primary investigation is illegal in MO they can't be held accountable for other charges brought by the Feds.
I am not a lawyer but I did stay in an hourly motel.
 

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Federal Government Looks to Squash Missouri’s Second Amendment Sanctuary Law
by Jordan Michaels on June 17, 2021

Less than a week after Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed the state’s Second Amendment sanctuary law, the U.S. Department of Justice is applying pressure.

The law, dubbed the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” (SAPA), says federal actions that infringe on individuals’ Second Amendment rights “shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall not be enforced by this state.”

It prohibits state officials from enforcing federal firearms laws, and outlaws any taxes and fees imposed on guns, ammunition, or firearm accessories “not common to all other goods and services and that might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items.” Gun registration, tracking, and confiscation schemes also fall under this prohibited category.

Writing for the Justice Department, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton argues that the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause invalidates the SAPA. “Under our federal system, a state cannot nullify federal law,” he says. “Pursuant to the Supremacy Clause, federal law preempts state laws when, among other things, state laws ‘interfere with, or are contrary to, federal law’—commonly referred to as conflict preemption.”

Boynton also argues that the law would disrupt joint federal-state initiatives, and he makes veiled threats about rescinding the state’s federal funding if they try to enforce the law.

Read more at: https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/...ash-missouris-second-amendment-sanctuary-law/
 

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Yeah, that's the same clause that triggered the States Rights arguments in the 1850's. We know how that ended up. They keep pushing and I fear that, sooner rather than later, we have a repeat of Fort Sumpter - AKA Waco 2.0. Civil war is anything BUT civil and it looks like history is repeating itself - again.
 
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