Missouri House Passes Law Making Any New Federal Gun Legislation Illegal to Enforce in State

April 26 2013
by GSL Staff
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The Missouri state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would make federal enforcement of new federal gun control laws unenforceable.

The bill reads, “federal official must not enforce a federal firearm law when the firearm is manufactured and remains in the state and that any new federal law banning or restricting ownership of a semi-automatic firearm is unenforceable.”

The measure passed the House with a vote of 117-43.

Huffington Post reported the following quotes from state Democrats in Missouri on the passage:

“This is Missouri’s answer to mass shootings and gun violence around the country, just keep blaming the government,” state Rep. Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis) told HuffPost. “They want to make it easier to have a gun. It makes Missouri look so backwards by saying this is our answer. It says our guns mean more to us than saving lives.”One Missouri Democrat said this bill is an example of what Republicans are attempting to do in the state.

“The number of blatantly unconstitutional gun bills like this is the clearest sign that crazy has taken over,” state Rep. Stephen Webber (D-Columbia) said. “It’s painful to watch moderate Republicans vote for something know, and privately admit, is nuts because they are so afraid of the far right.”

Several states have debated, and some have passed similar legislation. As the video above states Judge Andrew Napolitano says it would be nearly impossible for any of these measures to trump federal law in an court based on decades of precedent.

Still sends a strong message to Washington about how many states feel about further infringements on their rights.

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