Missouri Republican Governor Mike Parson signed a bill into law over the weekend prohibiting local police departments from enforcing federal gun control laws that violate Second Amendment rights, as Biden looks to strip weapons away from law-abiding citizens.
“The new law allows state gun laws to surpass federal gun laws and holds police departments liable if an officer violates someone’s second amendment rights,” FOX 4 reported. “If someone’s second amendment right is violated, local law enforcement could pay $50,000.”
The move by Republican Gov. Parson comes in an attempt to counter Biden’s repeated calls for banning semi-automatic firearms, forcing certain types of pistols to be registered with the federal government and taxed, and nominating an anti-Second Amendment zealot to run the ATF.
While Democrats control all three branches of government, Republicans looking to push back on any potential Biden gun grab attempts will have to do so on the state level.
Parson, a former sheriff, said that the law “draws a line in the sand and demonstrates our commitment to reject any attempt by the federal government to circumvent the fundamental right Missourians have to keep and bear arms to protect themselves and their property.”
“Missouri’s HB 85 puts those in Washington D.C. on notice that here in our state we support responsible, law-abiding gun owners, and that we oppose government overreach and any unlawful efforts to limit our access to firearms,” Parson added.
“While some people may not spend a lot of time thinking about the second amendment, it’s critical to the preservation of our republic,” Mike Brown, Co-founder of Frontier Justice, said.
Democrats, of course, are furious about the new bill which throws a wrench in their radical-left wing agenda and have attempted to publicly thrash the bill which restricts government power.
Missouri’s House Minority Leader, Democrat Crystal Quade, sent a statement ahead of the signing ceremony:
“House Bill 85 is a radical, dangerous and obviously unconstitutional attempt to declare that Missouri will refuse to follow federal gun laws. When people are looking for real solutions on crime, policing and public safety, Governor Parson and the Republican legislature have instead chosen to preserve Missouri’s growing reputation for extremist and dangerous laws. The new law even allows criminals who violate federal gun law to sue our local law enforcement officers for a minimum $50,000 fine if they in any way assist with federal investigations. It quite literally defunds the police and gives that taxpayer money to convicted criminals. It is long past time for Republicans in Jefferson City to stop the political grandstanding, take their jobs as leaders seriously and pass real solutions to crime in our state.”
Missouri Republicans vowed to oppose Biden‘s executive actions on gun control back in April.
Senate Republicans at the time said said they are willing to stop the President from taking away guns.
“Missouri Republicans are taking concrete steps to push back against government intrusion and these assaults on personal freedom,” Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz, said. “If Biden attempts to single-handedly grab American firearms, Missouri Republicans will be ready to defend the Second Amendment rights that we hold dearly to.”
Author: Chuck Goodwell